Welcome to Day 7 of 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting 2023. To follow along, visit FoursquarePrayer.org.
In an era where culture is inundated with divisive ideas that polarize and separate us, Jesus calls us to love one another, defining that love as how the world would know we are His followers. We must focus on what we have in common and model what it looks like when we respect differences rather than letting them divide us.
“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head… For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.”
—Psalm 133:1-3 (NIV)
“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
—Ephesians 4:3 (NIV)
Prayer + Reflection
- Pray that our love would be an effective witness to the watching world.
- Pray for creative ways to tangibly show the love of Christ to our neighbors and communities in partnership with other churches in our cities.
- Pray for wisdom to lead toward greater unity within our churches.
Look up the word “freedom” together in the dictionary or online and talk about what freedom means. Now read Romans 8:1-2 and discuss what the Bible says about the freedom that Jesus gives us. How has God shown you forgiveness? How can you show forgiveness to others? End by speaking the following blessing over one another: “May you know God’s forgiveness this week. May you forgive others as He has forgiven you.”