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The Enduring Power of Love – A Daily Devotion

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV) “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”


Dear Heavenly Father,

As we gather before You today, we turn our hearts to the profound words of 1 Corinthians 13, a chapter that beautifully articulates the essence of love. “Love is patient, love is kind…” Lord, help us to reflect on the characteristics of love outlined in these verses and inspire us to embody them in our daily lives.

In a world often marked by impatience, selfishness, and discord, Your Word calls us to a higher standard of love. Today, Lord, open our hearts to the transformative power of love, as described in 1 Corinthians 13.

Teach us patience, Father, that we may bear with others in kindness. In moments of frustration, may love guide our words and actions. Remove envy and pride from our hearts, and replace them with a genuine rejoicing in the successes of others.

Lord, help us to be selfless in our interactions, putting the needs of others before our own. May we navigate our relationships with a spirit of humility, seeking to honor and lift one another. In moments of anger, may your love be a calming presence, helping us to forgive as You have forgiven us.

Father, grant us the grace to delight in truth and uphold integrity in our actions. May our love be a protective force, trusting in Your plans and persevering through challenges. As we reflect on the characteristics of love in 1 Corinthians 13, mold our hearts to mirror the love that Christ showed us on the cross.

In striving to embody these qualities of love, may our lives become a reflection of Your love and compassion, drawing others closer to You.

In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Reflection Questions:

  1. How can I practice patience and kindness in my interactions with others today?
  2. In what ways can I put the needs of others before my own, demonstrating selfless love?
  3. How can I cultivate a heart that forgives easily and keeps no record of wrongs in my relationships?
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