Prayer for September 19th’ 2022   

Good morning, God —thank you!

The way of love is to love everyone, with no exceptions! According to your Word, it is true that we can have faith, knowledge, and prophetic powers, but if we don’t have love, loving even our enemies, then we are like noisy gongs or clanging cymbals. You are love. Love is patient and kind; it does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant, rude, irritable, or resentful. It hates sin and rejoices in the truth. Love bears all things, believes, hopes, and endures all things. “Faith, hope, and love abide, these three, but the greatest of these is love.” In Jesus’ name. Amen.

1 Corinthians 13

13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.