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Prayer Pledge

Prayer Pledge 2018: Adoration // Day 1

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Act of Love

O Lord God, I love you above all things
and I love my neighbor for your sake
because you are the highest, infinite and perfect
good, worthy of all my love.
In this love I intend to live and die.
Amen.

Reflect

God is worthy of all my love. Everything I have to share and give, He deserves. My whole heart.

What surprises me when I pray this is that my relationship with God is related to my relationship with my neighbor. God is perfection! God is my Father and Creator. Of course He deserves my love.

But my neighbor? She has a barking dog and loves to make small talk when I’m scrambling to get all the kids in the van. She’s, well, human. But we are directed to love our neighbor for Your sake, God.

Giving God His due as my wonderful God doesn’t stop with adoring Him. That love spills out into all my relationships. Thank You, God, for being the wellspring of love in my life. Thank You for teaching me to love.

Act

Pray this Act of Love all day today. Pray it, hum it, chant it. Let it sink into your arteries and flow back to your heart:

Act of Love

O Lord God, I love you above all things
and I love my neighbor for your sake
because you are the highest, infinite and perfect
good, worthy of all my love.
In this love I intend to live and die.
Amen.

Let Us Pray

God, I adore and love You. Help me to show You that by loving my neighbor, too.

For Your Inspiration

Each week, we will have a special download for each form of prayer: Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, and Supplication (ACTS). Download this week’s printable below.

Nell O’Leary is Managing Editor for Blessed is She, as well as a recovering lawyer married to her law school love. They live with their four kiddos in the great city of Saint Paul, Minnesota. She can down a iced chai tea latte in no time flat. Blogging about natural parenting and sewing organic baby textiles are her sanity. Find out more about her here.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah Johnson
    January 1, 2018 at 11:39 am

    I got this from BIS this AM so I think I am signed up for the Pledge but I must have hit the submit button many times yesterday without any indication that it was indeed submitted. Anyway, I am going to submit again this AM. If I get another tomorrow for Adoration Day 2, I will be thinking it’s all good to go.
    I am your fan, BIS

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    Ramona
    January 1, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    This loving thy neighbor as you love God is a tough one for me right out of the gate. Way to make me work on day 1. Lol. I have tried kindness with this one person in particular and I am good for awhile. But then I inevitably fail. I let evil win. I get annoyed. I vent about her to my family. So, now I’ve resorted to avoidance. It’s the only way I can love her … From afar. :/

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    Britney H
    January 1, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    I haven’t been able to download any of the printables! I tried yesterday and today! 🙁

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    Eve
    January 1, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    If anything is going to be a struggle for me for my own salvation, this is it. To love my neighbor. I say I love my neighbor, and I believe I love my neighbor, but I don’t think I’m doing it right. I struggle with my own relatives…with family. Dear Lord Jesus, please help me love my neighbor the way I am supposed to. Amen.

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    Betsy Hoyt
    January 2, 2018 at 10:37 am

    I haven’t been able to download any of the printables from day 1 or 2 — Am I missing something?? Thanks for your help! I’d love to print this week’s prayer for my BIS Planner 🙂

    • Reply
      jenna Guizar
      January 2, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      There is a box right underneath the image that asks for your email! Once you put it in, you get the download 🙂 Email us at info@blessedisshe.net if that doesn’t work!

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