Lord, thank You for the story You are writing in each of our lives. You take broken things and make them beautiful again. Help us love You more deeply, growing in our knowledge of You, not just intellectually, but experientially. Let us deepen our spiritual walk with You. Help us love others, the way You first loved us, taking the initiative to reach out to us, meeting us where we are, and accepting us as we were. You transformed us through Your love. May we demonstrate that same love to those living in our neighborhood and beyond. Father God, thank You for rescuing us and lifting us up from the ashes, on wings like eagles. May we give You all glory, praise, and honor. Forever and ever. Amen.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind’; and ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
Luke 10:27 (ESV)