May 7 Prayer
‘I call you my friend and I have chosen and appointed you
To bear fruit that remains
To listen to the secrets I will tell you
to ask anything,
To love one another
as I have loved you.
I give you everything...’ Jn.15:12-17
A friend loves at all times, and you are my friend.
Oh Lord, I fail so much at loving,
I trip and fall
so many times and yet you still love me.
You have given me everything I need,
How can I not love you in return?
Call me deeper into this friendship,with you
As you share everything with me,
may I not withhold anything back from you
I that I call my own,
My thoughts, my concerns,
My desires and dreams,
My doubts and apprehension
I lay them all out for us to share at the table.
As friends that care and love and understand,
You meet me there right where I am.
I pray that I may open my heart and ears to listen
to your deep secrets that tell me how to love,
Even when it hurts.
I will listen and take your hand to lead me on the path
through the valley and hills
to walk with you as you walk with me.
Show me how to love you more
by loving more.
May I welcome all you bring to me today to love.
In Jesus name and for his glory!