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Hebrews 13:16

20 February, 2024

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have; God is pleased by sacrifices of that kind.
Hebrews 13:16

Abba Father, your infinite benevolence in all the plans for our lives, and the blessings you grant us day after day, your unending mercy which is anew each day, carrying us through troubled and testing times and invigorating us with your grace, makes us want to worship, praise and thank you profusely. All you ask of us Lord, is absolute love and obedience, every hour of every day. We need to mirror and reciprocate your love, doing your Holy Will, and treading your way, in perfect accordance with your plans.

Our sacrifices of silver, gold, the yield and fruit of our labor has no value in your sight, if offered with sinful and empty hearts, false, arrogant pride and hypocrisy of purpose. For you have, through Jesus, pronounced your new covenant and commandment. To love you above all things and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Every good and selfless act performed with love towards
our fellowmen, is considered and accepted by you as a perfect sacrifice, for in doing it to them, we do it to you.

You are a fount of holiness and you regard our sincere and humble prayers offered on your altar with contrite hearts and pure intent, as worthy sacrifices. Help us adhere to the exhortations of your Holy Word and exercise kindness, and love, towards our brethren. May we, by our Christian solicitude and commitment to all, advance peace and renew bonds of love among all, knowing that you constitute such sacrifices as holy and pleasing to the honor and glory of your Name. We ask to obtain this grace in Jesus’ Name. Amen

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