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Day 8 of our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting: Our Year of Divine Settlement

Theme: Walking in Love and Forgiveness

Today’s Scripture: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32

Welcome to Day 8 of our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting. Today, we focus on the crucial themes of Love and Forgiveness. Our scripture, Ephesians 4:32, calls us to embody the love and forgiveness that Christ has so generously extended to us. In a world that often promotes division and resentment, the act of loving and forgiving can be revolutionary, breaking down barriers and healing wounded hearts.

Forgiveness is not an easy path, but it is a divine command that leads to freedom and deeper intimacy with God. Love, as Christ showed us, is patient, kind, and keeps no record of wrongs. Today, let us commit to walking in this love, extending grace and forgiveness to ourselves and others.

Today’s Prayer Focus:

  • Pray for a heart that mirrors the love of Christ, reaching out to others with compassion and understanding.
  • Ask God to reveal any areas of unforgiveness in your heart and for the strength to forgive, just as God forgave you in Christ.
  • Pray for healing from any wounds that others’ actions or words have caused and for the ability to move forward in love and forgiveness.
  • Ask for the grace to forgive those who may never ask for it, releasing them into God’s hands.
  • Pray for the ability to love unconditionally, even those who are hardest to love.
  • Ask God to help you see others through His eyes, recognizing that everyone is in need of grace and forgiveness.
  • Pray for reconciliation in broken relationships, whether in families, friendships, or communities.
  • Ask for the humility to seek forgiveness from those you may have wronged and for the courage to make amends where possible.
  • Pray for a deeper understanding and experience of God’s love and forgiveness in your life so that you may be a true reflection of Him in the world.
  • Ask God to fill your church and community with a spirit of love and forgiveness, transforming relationships and healing divisions.

Word of Encouragement: Love and forgiveness are not signs of weakness but of strength. They are the very essence of Christ’s character and the heart of the Gospel. As you practice forgiveness and love, you’ll find peace and joy that surpass all understanding. May your actions and words today reflect the forgiving and loving spirit of Jesus, and may you experience the blessings that come from a heart at peace with God and others.

Let us pray:

Lord God, on this eighth day of our fasting and prayer journey, we come to You seeking the ability to love as You love and to forgive as You forgive. Help us to let go of bitterness, anger, and hurt, replacing them with Your love and peace. Please give us the strength to forgive others and the humility to seek forgiveness where we have caused pain. May our lives be a testament to Your transforming love and grace. Bind us together in unity and peace, and let Your love flow through us to heal and restore. We commit this day and our hearts to You in the knowledge that through You, all things are possible. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

Revd Sam Adeyemi


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