Motivated by Love

Let everything that You do be done in love [motivated and inspired by God’s love for us]. (I Corinthians 16:14 AMP)

Father, as I go through this day, help me to have pure motives in my actions and words. Help me to put “self” aside and really see the needs around me. Give me a heart of compassion for reaching out and truly loving others through service or encouragement, even if all I do is make eye contact and give a smile. Help me to make a difference in how others see You – the exalted and omnipotent God of love. Praise to Your holy name.

This is an excerpt from A Prayer a Day for Hope and Encouragement from DaySpring. If you are enjoying this series, you can purchase the book to experience 365 days of prayers and Scripture for hope and encouragement.