Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. (NIV)
Attentive To Your Prayer
Do you want me to be attentive to your prayer? Do you want to pray prayers that I will hear and answer? Yes, I want you to be attentive to my prayer. Yes, I want you to hear and answer my prayers. Is something required of me? Is there something that I must do if I want my prayers to be heard and answered? Not exactly as you are thinking. I have called you to live a righteous life. I expect that you will live that life. What does living a righteous life look like? I have called you to live in sympathetic, loving, compassionate and humble harmony with others. You will never repay evil with evil or insult with insult. You have been called to be a blessing. As you bless the lives of others, I will bless your life both now and forever. You will love life and see many good days as you keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceptive speech. As you love and follow and serve me you will always be turning away from evil to do good. In fact, with all your thoughts and words and actions, you will be seeking and pursing peace in all your relationships. As you live this kind of life my eyes will be on you. My favor will be with you. My hand will be on you. As you live this life, you will be living in an intimate relationship with me. Out of your life with me, will come prayers that will have my ear. You will prayer prayers that I will hear and answer. As you live out your calling, as you live your life with and for me, I will be attentive to your prayer. Now, I understand. Now, I get it. I will live this life you are calling me to live. Then I will pray prayers that come out of our life together. That is very good.
Lord, in all my thoughts and words and actions, I will live the righteous life that you have called me to live. I will live in sympathetic, compassionate, and humbly harmony with others. Help me to love life and see many good days. Help me to richly bless others. Amen
Key Question… What kind of life must you live if you want the Lord to hear and answer your prayers?
Living It Out… In all your thoughts and words and actions, live out the righteous life the Lord has called you to live.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord will hear and answer your prayers as you live the righteous life, He has called you to live.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how the Lord has been hearing and answering your prayers.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you live the righteous life you have been called to live so the Lord can hear and answer your prayers.
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