A Prayer to Love My Brothers and Sisters in Christ

Believers today talk about love, sing about love, and study about love. This is great, but we must be reminded that God calls us to express love.

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Believers today talk about love, sing about love, and study about love. These expressions are great, but we must be reminded that God calls us to express love. The expressions of love aren’t theoretical, mystical, or sentimental; they’re relational. This relational love isn’t targeted toward generic humanity, but we’re given a priority of love.

We’re to love our fellow disciples with greater focus and determination than the strangers and outsiders that surround us (Gal. 6:10). Below is a prayer based on 1 John 2:7-11. Pray this prayer. Read this passage. Reflect on it. Let it settle into your heart and mind. Then resolve to love the brethren.

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PRAYER 

Father, the command to love my brothers and sisters in Christ isn’t going anywhere. It’s been foundational from the beginning. So fill me with love for my siblings in Christ. By Your grace, I’ll excel in loving the brethren. I reject hatred and disdain for others. I cast down disillusionment with the Church. May these sins never have a place in my heart. Cleanse my heart of all bitterness, anger, unforgiveness, distrust and malice. May the light of love illuminate my path and guide my actions. I pray this in Jesus’s name, the One that loved perfectly.

 

1 JOHN 2:7-11, NIV

Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.

Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.


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Cameron King had a radical encounter with God as a teenager, and has since devoted a large portion of his life to prayer and worship. This desire to be intimate with God birthed a love for the prophetic and healing ministry. For years, Cameron has trained people to hear from God, and he helps activate the supernatural gifts of the Spirit in the lives of believers. His mission is to help serious disciples develop intimacy with God, move in power, and live principle-centered lives. Cameron is the lead pastor of Newsong Church, a thriving congregation that is passionate in worship, active in spiritual gifts, and is on the cutting edge of seeking a spirit-filled outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the East side of Atlanta. He and his wife, Rachel, live in the Monroe area with their four daughters, Abby, Alena, Maddie Grace, and Eliana.