Reading and Prayer – February 15

Romans 15:1-4

We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. 2 Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. 3 For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.”4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.

Prayer

Jesus, Most Loving Savior, thank You for Your gift of salvation. Today I come before You with gratitude in my heart for the mercy and grace You show me each day. Thank You for the patience, understanding, strength and wisdom that you have already provided. May it be manifested within me and transferred to my colleagues. May I be a blessing to those I interact with on a daily basis, encouraging and sharing your light. I pray that when I cross paths with others, my dealings will not be filled with stress but be amicable, motivated with positivity and professional in nature. You teach that words can tear down a person and they can also give life. I rely on Your Word inside of me to be continuous encouragement and building blocks for blessing others. I trust also that these words will edify others and always praise You, Jesus. I pray Lord that my words would always be beneficial to those who hear them and be an encouragement to others. The blessings You have provided will be manifested and I will forgive others who offend me. Amen.