Prayer to Be Loved

Heavenly Father,

I come before You today in need of Your love and guidance. I confess that I have not always felt worthy of love and have struggled to believe that I am truly loved by You and by others. But I know that Your love is boundless and unconditional. I pray that You would fill my heart with the assurance of Your love.

Help me to understand the depth of Your love for me and to receive it fully. Give me the strength and the courage to love others as You have loved me. I trust in Your plan for my life and know that Your love will guide me and sustain me through all of life’s trials and challenges.

I pray this in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

1 John 4:19 ESV

We love because he first loved us.

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Romans 8:38-39 ESV

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Psalm 37:4 ESV

Delight yourself in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.

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Isaiah 41:10 ESV

fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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Psalm 23:4 ESV

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

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Isaiah 43:2 ESV

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
    and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
    and the flame shall not consume you.

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John 16:33 ESV

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

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