How to Pray Scripture Over the People You Love
Let everything you do be done in love… 1 Corinthians 16:14
It’s hard to do everything in love, isn’t it?
Today is the day we focus on love … romantic love, family love, and friend love.
Eros — Romanic Love.
Storge — Familial Love.
Philia — Affectionate (Friend) Love.
But that’s not the love Paul was talking about in his letter to the Corinthians. The word he used is ἀγάπῃ.
Agape — Unconditional Love.
Agape love is unconcerned with the self and concerned with the greatest good of another. Agape isn’t born just out of emotions, feelings, familiarity, or attraction, but from the will and as a choice. Agape requires faithfulness, commitment, and sacrifice without expecting anything in return.
Based on that definition … is it any wonder that agape love is hard?!
Jesus told His followers to…
You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength and love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these. Mark 12:30–31 (edited)
Love as I have loved you. John 13:34
Jesus loved with perfect knowledge and wisdom and no matter how much I want that … my imperfect self falls short. But there is something Jesus did with agape love that you and I can always know is right and the perfect thing to do in any situation and for every relationship.