16 November, 2022
Whoever has My commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves Me. He who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I too will love him and show Myself to him. – John 14:21
Lord God, we praise and glorify you, for your bountiful mercy, which endures forever, your steadfast love, which lasts for eternity, your promises which are unshakable and which, with obedience to your Holy Will, will bring us into your presence. For the one who lives in Christ, will be in Christ and he in us and will be loved by you and see your Holy Face, as the Savior reveals Himself to us.
As Christians, we are bound to honor your commandments and keep them with our whole mind, heart and senses, loving you and loving our neighbor, to make a true commitment of our love to Christ. We are unified and recognized by this selfless, sacrificial love, which denotes diligent, industrious, steady and constant obedience to you, Lord, thus fulfilling our faith and love in Jesus.
Father, we live by faith and wholehearted trust in your promises. In our love, we cleave to Christ, for he has declared that both he and you, Father, will take pleasure and delight in whoever obeys your commands. He shall dwell within us through the Power of the indwelling Spirit, and will remain with us till we righteously and justly, join the ranks of the elect. With trust in your mercy and belief in Jesus our Lord, we hope we will attain residence in your beatific presence, beholding the revealed face of Jesus, your Son. Amen