HOW TO PRAY THE WORD OF GOD WHEN YOU FORGET IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU

Lord Jesus, You said how sweet it is when brethren live together in unity. And you taught us to love one another as we love ourselves.

To be patient and kind, to put away envy, pride, rudeness and selfishness.

To be slow to take offense, focus on the good in people and rejoice when the truth wins.

You said love never fails, but we fail to walk in it.

We’re self-centered and quick to believe the worst about people.

We’re easily offended, withholding the grace from others we so desperately depend on.

We’re quick to reduce the value of others to our last experience with them, forgetting life is a journey and none of us has arrived.

So, we lash out at each other with venom and unforgiveness—and it grieves your Spirit.

You made us in your image and likeness for fellowship with You and each other.

And You told us when two or more are gathered together in your name, You are in the midst.

But we prioritize our pride over your presence.

Lord humble us. Grieve our hearts with what grieves yours. We’re sorry Lord for making every single thing about us, when nothing ever is.

It’s not about “me, myself and I.”

And it’s never been about the flesh wounds we inflict on others with our flesh. It’s always been about the restoration through what You suffered in yours.

We say it is so! And so it is, in your Name we pray. Amen!

Prayer inspired by Ephesians 4:1-3.


Tired of living weary?

Feminists will tell you you’re invincible, but life will tell you different.

Yes, you are a force to be reckoned with. You can birth a baby or a business with unrivaled passion and creativity.

But you get tired too.

And the little girl in you needs a safe place to put down her armor and sword—and be cared for.

And I know just the spot.


Here at Vine Life Faith, we pray God’s Word to experience God’s will because His words are the only ones He’s obligated to keep. While we pray inspired by a particular verse, the prayer references multiple verses as the Lord leads. You’re welcome to share this prayer and if it blesses you or someone you know—say so in the comments below. God bless you!