When I was 18 and in college, I became part of the LOA club. LOA stood for “Love One Another.”
We were a diverse group, but the beauty was we were all believers and committed to one another. As a newbie freshman, I relished the support from the seniors on campus.
John 13: 34-35, our Biblical mandate, was put to practice and memory: “A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Friends, in the battles we face in our appointed times, the Lord knew we would continually need love from others. He knew we would need to frequently be the givers of love, too.
Every day we must choose to live out His commandment, a genuine posture of love . . . to one another, to those not at all like us, even to those in complete opposition.
I encourage you to pray for love to flow out of you. Pray that you would . . .
- Love – the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your mind.
- Love -- your neighbor as yourself.
- Love – your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
As we lead a nation to pray, we need to see an increase of love within all of us in order to better portray Christ to His Church, our communities and nation.
Lisa Crump is the vice president of volunteer mobilization and the liaison to prayer ministries for the National Day of Prayer Task Force.