Holy Spirit, I open my heart. Fill it with the love for others that I cannot muster. Help me pray for those who come against me. Help me to discern in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.” (1 John 4: 19-21 ESV)