Holy Spirit, guide my steps, thoughts and words. Help me to approach those in my circle of influence with the affection that draws them closer into relationship with Jesus. Put ones into my path needing the love, acceptance and forgiveness of Christ as we share life together. Take away any pretense or self-thought. Let me be a conduit of the love of Christ. Forgive me where I fail you, Father. I love you and seek your good pleasure as I walk the rhythms of my days. I ask these things in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.” (1 Thessalonians 2:7-8 ESV)