Prayer for a Loving Attitude

Lord Jesus Christ,
You gave your life out of love for all people,
and You encouraged your followers to do good to others.

Over the years many Christians have found this difficult
and I am no exception.
I try, but it is so hard to have a loving attitude toward all,
and then I feel hypocritical in claiming to follow You.

Help me, dear Lord,
to really believe that Christian love is the greatest power in the world.
Let me see that this is not an emotion,
but a central attitude of one’s being,
an attitude of service for others in Your Name.
It is the result of your grace,
and prompts us to will only good things for others as images of God.
Grant that I may always strive to attain this attitude
and so live up to the noble vocation to which I am called.

Amen.

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