July 22 Prayer
‘The love of Christ urges us on,.... to give up our human point of view of things.’ 2Cor.5:15-18
Because he died for all so we could live no longer in the old way but as alive in Christ . In His love.
So what is this human point of view we are to give up, the old way of seeing ?
And what is this new heavenly kingdom way of being alive look like?
Jesus became as a human being like us so we could become his presence on earth after his death and resurrection.
Every time we speak or show up to another created being we are living as Christ and He is living in us.
Take a while to consider your own human point of view of others and events right now in the world.
Surrender your thoughts to the Holy Spirit as we pray;
Creator God, you make all things new, we give you our thoughts now, our own human point of view and allow your spirit to fill us with the love of Christ.
You recreate our beings with a new perspective in life .
May that selfless love urge us to see things and others in that way. The kingdom of heaven way. As you emptied yourself to become like us may we lay our own old ways of thinking and being down at your cross.
Compel us to live as you live fully aware of the reconciliation work you are doing on the earth..
We give you our hands to freely use, our mouths to speak through, our feet to lead us where you want us to go.
We are overwhelmed at the very idea that you, the creator God of the universe, would love the world through us mere humans .
Thank you for this gift of a new life, this new way of seeing.
May we see everyone as those you personally and sacrificially died for and have come to bring them back to you.
Help us to daily shed the old human point of view to see you Christ in us in a new kingdom way and live a selfless life.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit to make all things new we pray
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