Colossians 3:12-14 “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”
Dealing with anger, hurt, frustration, irritation, impatience or a lack of love for your friends, family and neighbors? Praying through Scripture verbally reminds us what we're called to -- compassionate, sacrifical love -- that helps us calm our emotions, take control of our attitudes and live in peace with those God has called us to love.
Plug it in: “Help me, Lord, as Your chosen one, holy and beloved, to have a compassionate heart, to show kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, to bear with everyone. And Lord, if I have a complaint against a friend or family member, help me to forgive; as You have forgiven me, so I also must forgive. And above all these, Lord, help me to put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”