1 John 3:11 (NRSV) For this is the message you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
Loving God, we thank you for another day of life. We thank you for the lessons that Jesus taught us in his earthly ministry. We thank you for Jesus, who laid down his life for us, the quintessential act of love. Help us to embrace and enact the Lord’s message of love in this world full of hate. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.