Moved With Compassion

It’s easy for our prayer time to be dominated by the laundry list of needs that comes to mind when we go to prayer. Bringing our personal needs to God is one of reasons prayer exists. There is however a deeper level of prayer. One that comes from praying beyond our circumstancial needs and praying toward our internal maturity as a follower of Jesus.

Growing in Christ means becoming more like him in his character. Over the next days we’re going to be praying and asking God to grow us more into Christ’s image.



Rom. 12:15, “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.”

The apostle Paul writes one of the most “others” driven sentences in scripture. To rejoice or weep “with” others. To go on the journey with them emotionally. This is seeing others as Jesus does and being moved. Having the compassion of Christ is going to be the central driving force that will move us to act and react toward others as Jesus would. Without this precious gift from God we’ll look down or look past others without a second thought.

Compassion will always come easier toward those we love and like, but the true test will come with strangers and those we can’t stand. We must ask God to shape and stretch our hearts in this area of our lives.

Do this, write down specific ways Jesus and others have shown compassion toward you.Then take some time and ask God to give you his eyes and ears so that you can see and hear others as he does. Take the opportunity to memorize this short verse and ask God to move you with his compassion throughout this week.

I’m praying for you.

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