Prayer: Grant almighty God that your redeemed people would draw comfort from your eternal love. Your love has no ending as it had no beginning. Before the mountains were formed, you loved your own. In this have you demonstrated your love that while we were still sinners, your beloved Son died for us. It is a great hope to us that you are love and in you, there is no shadow or variation due to change. We praise you that your love never fails and is not dependent on our labors or effort, but only that you are love and, in your Son, you love us. Forgive us, Father, for not showing this love to the world around us. So often we are consumed with petty conflicts and issues that distract us from our calling to love one another. Please help us to show love with our actions and our words. Please grant us more of your love so we can love others as you have commanded. We are ashamed of how far short we fall in this area, but we are comforted by your love that looks upon your people with pity, forgiving them for all their sins. Therefore, grant us a great desire and zeal to do what you tell us out of adoration and love for your love and all you do for us. These things we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Rom. 5:8; 1 Jn. 4:7-12; Jer. 31:3; 1 Jn. 4:16; 1 Cor. 13