This week’s Prayer Hub will focus on the theme of LOVE. We will use various scriptures to help focus and centre us in God’s love. Perhaps these scriptures will help to remind each of us of God’s love for us, shown ultimately in Jesus. Perhaps they will also help us to pray for others.
Today - Sunday - is St Valentine’s Day. St Valentine is alleged to have been a priest or bishop in the Roman Empire who ministered to persecuted Christians. He was martyred for his faith in Christ in 496 AD. His story is a little different to the love hearts, chocolates and roses we associate Valentine’s Day with today! Valentine was rooted and grounded in the love of God which enabled him to serve Christ and those he ministered to.
You may like to take one of the suggested verses below each day, or even just one for the whole week, to read slowly and prayerfully as you reflect on God’s love. As you sit with these verses allow the Holy Spirit to direct your prayers, both spoken and unspoken, as you feel the Spirit lead you.
Jeremiah 31:3 The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Psalm 86:15 You Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, low to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
Romans 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 John 4:6 We know and rely on the love God has for us. GOD IS LOVE. Whoever lives in love lives in God and God in them.
Isaiah 54:10 “Though the mountains may be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace removed” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.
Please join us each day at 8am each day on Facebook for our Bitesized Prayer. Also, you may like to pause each day at 12pm with Christians all around the world who pray the Lord’s Prayer at their 12pm!! This is an ancient practice that unites us wherever we are in our unity in Christ.Attached is a sheet of the above in case you prefer to print a copy for reference