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Thursday, May 10, 2012

P4S~ DAY 10 Love

Dear Mamas,
Me & my boys~ EMHE reveal, Summer 2011
How is your prayer challenge going? Are you hanging in there? Keep lifting those sons of yours/ours up in prayer! I will be praying for each of you today. Please let me know if you have a specific need or prayer request by replying below or emailing me.
Today we will read though The Fruit of the Spirit chapter and pray for LOVE. Be sure to read Brooke's encouragement below~ great insight!


  • READ | Read through “The Fruit of The Spirit” (pg. 27-28) and work through any (or all) of the Study Questions that enhance your time in this challenge!
  • PRAY | Work through the 10 prayers on Love (pg. 29) using whatever method works best for you! (See DAY ONE for ideas)
  • COMMENT | For our discussion today, let’s answer Brooke’s question above about how the term “love” has been watered down in our culture – “How can we begin to make changes in our life and vocabulary to help our sons understand the true meaning of the word [love]?”

Day Ten – Love

Today we take our first step into one of my favorite verses to pray for my sons. I pray it most every day, if not in its entirety, at least in part. If I could only choose one verse to pray for my boys for the rest of their lives this one would be my second choice (behind Ezekiel 36:26), because having a heart full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control just about sums up everything I want for them.
I've thought for years that love can't really be all that it should be apart from God. The Bible says that God IS love. For us mathematicians, using the word "IS" is the same as using the word "EQUALS." In other words,God and love are one and the same. There is no real love apart from God, and God is behind all real and genuine acts of love.
"Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love." ~1 John 4:8
May__________ not love the world or the things in the world (1 John 2:15).
May our sons love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God (1 John 4:7).
May our sons love one another earnestly from a pure heart (1 Peter 1:22).
May our sons, when they become husbands, love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself (Ephesians 5:28).
May the Lord make__________increase and abound in love (1 Thessalonians 3:12).
May__________know that this is love, that we walk according to His commandments (2 John 1:6).
May__________not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth (1 John 3:18).
May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to __________ (Jude 1:2).
May __________ love the LORD his God with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might (Deuteronomy 6:5).
May__________know that this is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins (1 John 4:10).

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