1 Timothy 2:1
God is limitless with love and mercy. Why then do we try to limit our prayers to only certain people? We must expand our prayers to include those different from us, including our enemies.
When we pray to God, who are the people we are praying for? What are the roadblocks preventing us from caring for others? How can we be exclusive when speaking to God when God isn’t this way?
It may be hard to show the same care for people we normally don’t pray for. But we can begin by simply having them in our minds. To think about the “other” and see how they are really just like us.
We can hopefully transition into caring for others more and more each time. To start seeing how we are all children of God and in need of God. If we have our struggles, others also face their issues and need our prayers. Let us start uniting ourselves to others by first praying for others to God.
Do we seek harsher judgement on people we dislike and can’t accept God’s abundant mercy?
Hate feeling lost from the Sunday readings? Searching for a better explanation of the bible than what you heard from your pastor's sermon? Check out the collection of audio, video, and text commentaries from various Christian experts for a better understanding of today's scripture.
Could we be failing at praising God because we are not appreciating Jesus’ presence?
What is prayer? How can we pray to God? Desiré Findlay shares her voice on what prayer looks like to her through writing, dance, Lectio Divina and more. Listen in on the conversation as Desiré explains how prayer connects her to Jesus, others and the world. Find inspiration in how you can grow in prayer too.