“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come into his presence with singing.
For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures for ever,
and his faithfulness to all generations” (Psalm 100:1,5)
Eternal God, for your steadfast love and faithfulness, we thank you. For your providence and continual care, we praise you. For the love and grace given to us through the Son, we glorify you.
Holy Father, by your grace, grant that we may love as we have been loved. Being created in your image, may we become living reflections of the love, grace, and life of your Son. As your children, may we be merciful, just as you are merciful. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
“Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet’; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law” (Romans 13:8-10).