9 March, 2022
Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. – 1 John 3:18
Almighty God, humanity has caused a lot of distress and calamity to your Spirit of Truth and Love, by senseless violence and wilful unrighteousness. You have bound all faithful Christians in a covenant of love, sacrifice and service, to be penitent and submissive, dying to self and worldliness and living in Christ, working for the retribution of earthly sinfulness to attain eternal salvation.
Jesus, our Messiah has taught us to live godly lives, in fellowship with our brethren, not just showing love, but actively performing works of love and mercy, just as Jesus had. We should be giving and caring not just verbally, but in our works of charity and compassion, giving sacrificial love, selfless and true. In the world today, Lord, more emphasis is placed on self love and love with benefits. Your command is for us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.
When it comes to sacrificing our life for the sake of love of our God and honoring the Truth of your Holy Word, we are found lacking. Lord, give us grace and courage to come forward and spread your Word of Truth, professing the same by our performance, in addition to verbal intonations. True love shows itself in service to others and love for fellow Christians is always produced by the truth. We implore you Lord to make ourselves sufficient by your grace, that we may be emboldened to work in faith, uplifting others in Christ’s Name. Amen