27 March, 2022
So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13
Lord God, we call you Father in great faith of the sonship Jesus Christ has acquired for us by his death on the Cross, his resurrection and ascension. The Holy Word of your gospel of truth, makes known to us the dispensation of the reward of eternal life, through your free, saving grace. This gives us great hope, the knowledge that eternal salvation has already been won for us by Jesus himself. Your kingdom awaits us, and we approach it with deep faith and sanctity of spirit, knowing we are co-heirs, with Jesus, Who has made a place for all your chosen elect.
Jesus taught us the two greatest commandments, to love you with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength and to love one another as we love ourselves. Only the faith we have received through our baptism by water and by being reborn in the Holy Spirit, receiving the gifts of the Holy Spirit, by adherence to your Holy Word and Holy Will, can lead to our salvific hope, with pure, penitent hearts and humility of spirit.
Father, all that you offer us, in the spirit of wisdom and prudence, we strive to attain by putting it to use in our lives, for only you, dwelling with us, through your Holy Spirit and through the abiding power of our Lord Jesus in us, can give us spiritual maturity and perfect trust in you. Your pure, perfect love, dear Father, is our guiding light, and we endeavor to keep it aflame, and spread it, by loving our brethren, in Christ our Lord. Amen