3 Prayers that Trigger God’s Love

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God’s love for us has no boundaries.

He doesn’t love us until we go too far, and then he stops. There’s no “love wall” built of brick and stone, and we topple off into an abyss where God can’t find us.

He gave his only son to die for us. That’s God, the extreme Father, doing what he does, caring for his creation.

When we accept his gift of love, and we trust in him, we’re changed forever.

God’s love is triggered by three prayers. They draw his attention to us, and he wraps us in his loving arms and cradles us with compassion. He understands our humanity and the frailty we bear.

Our First Prayer:

God, I have nothing to offer you. Why would you love me?

Ephesians 2:8-9 says we don’t have to offer God anything except our faith in him for God to reach out to us and love us.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

Our Second Prayer:

God, I am overwhelmed by my life. I can’t do it on my own any longer.

Isaiah 43:2 says we don’t have to. God loves us enough to walk through our problems with us.

“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.”

Our Third Prayer:

God, I am tired of being me. I want something better. I want to live like Jesus.

Galatians 2:20 says we can. God has a better plan for us. We have Christ inside us to love us and guide us by faith.

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

We need to quit thinking we can pummel God hard enough that he will push us away. He won’t. He is always waiting on us to call on him. He is our champion, and he is rooting for us all the time.

God is our biggest fan, and his love for us surrounds us daily.

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