SCRIPTURE:

For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.

– Galatians 5:13-14

PRAYER:

Dear God,
Because of your grace, I am no longer condemned by past or future sins–your sacrifice has set me free. You paid the ultimate price; yet, this freedom was a gift to me. I won’t take it for granted, Lord. Help me to not waste this freedom by indulging in selfish and sinful ways, but to respond with a grateful heart, in humble service to others. Open my eyes to notice those who seek friendship, kindness, and compassion–and let me be the one to answer the need in both word and in action. Stir my heart to pray for those who don’t know you, and to reach out to those who might benefit from knowing you through me. Bring me to my neighbors, Lord. Show me how to love them.
Amen.

CALL TO ACTION:

As we get busy with work, school, and our daily schedules, it can be easy to put our lives on autopilot rather than being intentional in everything we do. Today’s prayer calls us to not only be aware of our neighbors but love them and serve them–what an incredible charge! Two ways to do this are to organize or be part of a prayer walk in your neighborhood or to become a part of one of the prayer teams available at Crossings.

RESOURCES:

As you share your 60 Days of Prayer experience on social media, use the hashtag #FaithHopeLove!