Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Last Sunday, many in our church took time to walk the perimeters of their neighborhoods, praying for their neighbors and the city. A number of them later expressed feeling a renewed desire to dedicate themselves to personally getting to know their neighbors and praying for their neighborhoods more often. Some even had the opportunities right as they walked to connect with and minister to people! God is using First Seek not just as an opportunity to inspire us for this particular moment, but to shift our postures and renew our hearts to greater levels of love and dedication for those around us into the future.
Set aside 10 minutes or more each day this week to pray:
- Spend 5 minutes listening, allowing room in your heart for the Holy Spirit to speak
- Spend 5 minutes responding to what God speaks, or praying that God would breathe new passion into people’s prayer lives. Think of 5 specific people (these could be from your homechurch, family & friends, ministry team, or the fringes of our community) each day, or the same 5 for the whole week.
Pray for your neighbors and neighborhood. Pray that God would increase our love for both Him and for our neighbors, and for opportunities even in this unusual season to demonstrate that love