Father God, thank You for the gift of this new month. Lord God, prepare our minds, hearts and hands for what You have for us this month. Lord God, prepare us for those we will encounter and prepare those who we will encounter for us.
Lord God, help us to grow in love this month. Lord God, may we be reminded it does not matter what gifts, talents, time, abilities and resources we have if we do not use them in love. Lord God, love is the most excellent way. Lord God, You have created each one of Your people differently. May we seek unity in the midst of our diversity. May we use the gifts, talents and resources that You have given us for Your glory.
Lord God, help us to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger. There is so much anger and outrage, even amongst Your people. Lord God, may we seek ways to do good rather than divide. May we look to find common ground with others rather than fault finding. May we be reminded to take out the log in our own eyes before we call out the speck in others.
Lord God, may we be reminded that words have power. Whether they are verbal or written we will all have to give an account for what we have said and thought. Help us to take our thoughts captive, submitting them to Christ.
Lord God, thank You for this reader. Comfort this reader and encourage this reader as only You can. Lord God, thank You that You know how to best deal with each one of Your people. May we seek You today. May we share Jesus with others and in all circumstances may we seek to grow closer to You. May we continue to grow more and more in Christ’s image this month. Thank You Lord for loving us. Thank You Holy Trinity that You are God. Help us to love You and trust You more this month. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.