Love One Another

Father God, I ask you to help me love my brothers and sisters in Christ: for love is of you; and every one that loves is born of you, and knows you. He that does not love does not know you; for you are love. If I say, I love you, and hate my brother or sister in Christ, I am a liar: for he that loves not his brother or sister in Christ whom he has seen, how can he love you whom he has not seen? This commandment have I from you, that if I love you I must love my brother and sister in Christ also. For your Word says whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not greivous. (1 John 4:7-8,20 & 1 John 5:1-3)


Try the Spirits

Father, help me to not believe every spirit, but to try the spirits whether they are of you: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. This is how I know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of you: and every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of you: and this is that spirit of antichrist, that I have heard would come; and even now already is it in the world. I am of you, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in me, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them. I am of you: he that knows you hears me; he that is not of you hears me not. This is how I know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. (1 John 4:1-6)

Love Not the World

Lord, help me to love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If I love the world, the love of the Father is not in me. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of you, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but those that do your will abide forever. Help me do your will. (1 John 2:15-17)

Keep His Word

Father, I ask you to help me keep your commandments. If I say I know you, and keep not your commandments, I am a liar, and the truth is not in me. But if I keep your word, in me truly is your love perfected: this is how I know I am in you. If I say I abide in Christ, I ought to walk even as he walked. (1 John 2:3-6)