Father God, we ask that You would remind us of the ways of Your kingdom.
That we would listen to You.
Remembering to love our enemies and do good to those that hate us.
To actively and purposefully bless those who would curse us.
May we commit to speak well of those who have hurt us.
Enable us to respond to people from a place of love.
Help us to remain secure in You.
Knowing that we are called to do unto others as we would have them do to us.
This is what makes us stand out; this is how we become salt and light.
Not just loving those that love us, or doing good to those who do good to us.
May our desire be to enlarge our circles of love.
To let those that are different to us enter in.
May we give generously without looking to receive anything back from those we have given to.
For we trust that our reward comes straight from Your hand.
Thank-you Lord that we can be merciful.
Because we are Your children, You are our Father…and You are merciful.
In the name of Jesus (Messiah), Amen.
Luke 6 v 27- 36