“Dear Heavenly Father,
I want to go deeper into you. God, you are love. I understand this to some degree, and attempt to walk in love as best as I can, but I need the love Christ walked in. That unconditional, sacrificial, servant-hearted and passionate love.
Christ’s love changed the trajectory of history. I need this kind of love to make my eternal impact.
God consume every obstacle which has stopped me from going deeper in love for others. Repair every traumatic memory from those who should have loved me but couldn’t.
In my own heart, I bind the spirit of offense and un-forgiveness. I’ve been forgiven of much and in receiving your grace, I bestow the same to those who’ve hurt me.
Give me an understanding of who I am in Christ and help me set clear boundaries within myself for those who push the limits. Help me discern the wolves scattered among your sheep.
Burn away all selfishness and replace those parts of me with sustainable, powerful love in action. Show me where I am unloving and grieve my heart for what grieves yours.
Lord, your love is supernatural, this makes it impossible for me to love like you…in my own strength. Lord, fill this vessel; let me overflow with so much love I cannot contain it. Bless me not to keep this love to myself and my immediate circle of influence.
Strengthen me with boldness to reach outside my comfort zone for this is where miracles happen.
I was not created to love myself and supply all my own needs. I was created to love others and receive love. Bless me to be a vessel of healing and a trophy of triumph against the kingdom of selfishness, which is the darkness of this world. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Julia Shalom Jordan