This looks like a quote from 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, but it isn’t. Yet I wonder, if Paul had written such a sentence, how would he have continued?
How would you continue that sentence? Please feel free to offer some suggestions in the comments!
It seems to me that our attitudes towards those we pray for do matter in God’s eyes. Is our prayer a way of self-aggrandisement. Are we merely trying to assure ourselves that we are better than those we pray for?
Are we aware of Christ’s love that made him carry our own sins on the cross? Did you ever imagine that Christ with the same fervent love also bled for the sins of others?
Years ago I heard a saying:_ Prayers that cease to bleed cease to bless.
Do you think God will be pleased with judgmental and unloving prayers? Do you expect he will bless those who pray such prayers? Do you believe he would answer such prayers?
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