Prayer of Commitment to Walk in Love

Father, in Jesus name, I thank you that the love of God has been shed abroad, poured forth into my heart by the Holy Spirit.

I endure long and I am patient and kind. I am never envious and never boil over with jealousy. I am not boastful or prideful and I do not display myself haughtily. I am not rude or unmannerly and I do not act unbecomingly. I do not insist on my own rights or my own way for I am not self­seeking, touchy, fretful, or resentful. I take no account of an evil done to me and pay no attention to a suffered wrong. I do not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness but rejoice when righteousness and truth prevail.

I bear up anything and everything that comes. I am ready to believe the best of others. My hopes are fadeless under all circumstances. I endure everything without weakening for my love never fails.

Father I bless and pray for those who persecute me – who are cruel in their attitude toward me. I bless them and do not curse them. Therefore my love abounds yet more and more in knowledge and in judgment. I approve things that are excellent. I am sincere and without offense until the day of Christ.

I let go of all bitterness, resentment, envying, strife and unkindness in any form. I give no place to the devil in Jesus name.

Father, I ask for your forgiveness. By faith I receive it, having assurance that I am cleansed from all unrighteousness through Jesus Christ. I ask you to forgive and release all who have wronged and hurt me. I forgive them and release them. I pray that they would come to know and understand the love you have for them and as a result of this revelation; they would be set free from past hurts.

Protect them and deal with them in your mercy and loving­kindness. Amen 

margie fleurant