Praying from Philippians 2:29 relating to Joy, Honor, Hospitality
Dear Lord, we pray that we may receive all those who come to us in your name with joy and open hearts. Help us to honor and respect them as your beloved children, and to show them the same love and kindness that you have shown us. May we always be mindful of the precious gift of community and fellowship that you have given us, and may we cherish and nurture it with all our hearts. We ask this in your holy name, Amen.
Verse: Receive him therefore in the Lord with all joy, and hold such people in honor,
This is a Command. The verse commands the reader to receive the person mentioned with joy and hold them in honor.