1 Peter 1:22-23

PRAYER

1 Peter 1:22-23 …love one another deeply, from the heart. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 

PRAYER:

Lord God, there are times in my life when my workload gets to such a level that I forget these words.  I get tunnel vision – seeing only what needs to get done in and around me and feeling the stress that comes with it.  In the process, I view people like they’re problems and the cause of my stress, rather than viewing them as objects of your love.  Forgive me for this, Lord.  Remind me of who I am: an object of your love one who has been reborn through your Word and the Spirit.  As a new creation, your Spirit lives in me – cleansing me, purifying me, and fully equipping me to deal with the workload that I have.  Remembering this today, I look forward to dealing with the expected and unexpected tasks of the day in a loving, God-pleasing, confident way.  In Jesus’ name, amen.