Thoughts On Today's Verse
Interestingly, the Bible doesn't ever just say that God loves us. Instead, it says: "God demonstrated his love..." "In this is love, not that we loved God but that God loved us and gave..." "For God so loved the world that he gave..."

Love is more than emotion or intention. True love, redemptive love, God-styled love is active; it does something. For us, Jesus did more than something; he sacrificed everything. What's more, he did it when we most needed it. He demonstrated his love when we were sinners!

The Thoughts on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.
You can email questions or comments to phil@verseoftheday.com.
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Today's Prayer & Prayer Requests
Prayer through the Ages
Let nothing disturb or dismay us, O God, for all things are passing and you alone are unchanging. All things are wrought in patience, O God, and those who possess you lack nothing. Our sufficiency, O God, is in you alone, now and always. Amen.

Teresa of Ávila (1515-1582)

Prayer of the Day
Father, thank you for loving us. We love you. We love you for what you've done. We love you for who you are. We love you for your promises. We love you for your faithfulness. Most of all, dear Father, We love you because of Jesus who showed us just how much you love us. Please empower us to show our love by serving and giving to others as Jesus did. In his name we pray...

We pray for Charlie Cassidy. He will be having surgery on January 25. We pray for a successful operation and continued healing.

For those sick with Covid19. God, heal and sustain their bodies and spirits. We pray for those who are in pain, suffering from illness either physical or mental, both at home and in hospital, or hospice.

We pray for those who are experiencing the consequences of death, the bereaved and those who are mourning the loss of loved ones, whether recently or some time ago.

Thank you that you have set us free and that you are bigger than anything we face in this life. We lay our burdens before you, every single one, for we know they’re much safer in your hands than our own.

We pray for our nation and our leaders who lead us day by day and for those taking up new positions in our government. Help them to work together towards the good of the nation as we strive to overcome the effects of the pandemic, ailing economy and a divided population.

For our friends working the Covid19 front lines: Alayne Snyder, Drs. Johnny and Riny Kovoor. and Erik Lindholm. Help all hospital workers as they deal with overwhelming numbers of patients and give them strength to carry on when all seems hopeless and they are weary.

God, protect our vulnerable populations and our elderly and those suffering from chronic disease; provide for the poor, especially the uninsured.

We pray for our families, for every relationship most dear to us, that you would guard our time, and our lives together. 

For our friends, family and colleagues where ever they may be throughout the country and world.

We pray for those who are crying; the sad, the depressed and the anxious. We hope in the promise that God will wipe every tear from our eyes.

Thank You, Lord, that while we were sinners You died for us. This is also true for our husband, may we not forget. Thank You, Lord, that Your love breaks the barrier of sin and disobedience. Amen.
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