Prayer Part 5
Prayer in Pure Love
“Where lives change and where life can begin again”
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade
itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own,
is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices
in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,
endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
This definition does not demand perfection, but a pure desire to be all
these things and to strive for them all. It does not mean that you will
always hit the mark, but the mark is your aim. The only man that hit
the mark was Jesus in all that He did for the Kingdom and for the
1 Samuel 16:7 (NKJV)
7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his
physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see
as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord
looks at the heart.”
I am so thankful for the loving grace of God and His love for all of us.
He does not look at our mistakes, however, He looks at the heart of a
man to pray and believe Him in His word. God looks at the man that
desires the truth yet stumbles and gets up to strive to do better. Your
prayers to the Father reach higher with a “pure love” than those that are
just seeking the “hand” of God and not the “face” of God to spend
time in His presence.
A “pure love” does not seek its own, but the betterment of those around
Matthew 9:36 (NKJV)
36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for
them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no
He saw them, and He loved them! The fruit and characteristic of God
is love. God is love. (1 John 4:8) It doesn’t matter how “dirty” you are or
even what sin you are in right now. He still came to save you and to
draw you near to Him, to show you how beautiful you are; and how
clean you are, if you will accept it. God is so wonderfully relentless that
He will never give up on you. That is wonderful to know!
When you pray, it is out of a pure heart that we cry out to God and love
people just like Jesus did. He showed compassion and love for all. We
don’t see them in their “dirt,” but we see them in their clean white
robes, and covered in the blood of Jesus as God does. God sees us
through the blood of Jesus. God sees us through the prayers of the
righteous and sees the already finished product. He calls us the way we
will be and not the way we are. (Romans 4:16) He sees us through the
eyes of faith. That is also how we must see others when we pray.
Through that pure heart of love.
Mark 11:25 (NKJV)
25 “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against
anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you
There is not one person that is perfect, and each person strives and
grows at different levels, so we must have a forgiving heart of love and
reach out in truth and compassion to all. Prayer is a precious time with
God and we must first cleanse ourselves and come purely before the
throne of God with an open heart to give and receive. This time with
God, is His time to pour Himself into you so that you can give Him away
to others. It is the same love that you have received, then we must
freely give it away.
Take the challenge today to forgive yourself and to receive the love that
God has for you. Embrace the pureness of God’s heart and let Him fill
you up. I challenge you to give it away to someone that needs that
touch from God today.
Your prayers change the heart of humanity and it is changing your
family and your marriage, and your children, one “pure-hearted” prayer
at a time.
Don’t give up, the Father is listening and is touched by your love.
He is moving on your behalf! You are just one moment away!
Don’t stop praying! (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Don’t miss next week with a new subject:
The Importance of Covenant – “Covenant
between God and Man”
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