This is how God showed his love among us: he sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. (1 John 4:9)
lead me into Your love today;
the love that preexists all time and events,
that centers in the person of Christ,
that brings life over death,
and that leads us into Your life.
You are God and no greater exists than You;
You are Lord and Your love surpasses all loves.
You are my Maker and my heart longs for You;
You are my end and my soul pursues You.
In the midst of today’s joys and sorrows,
help me to remain in Your love,
help me to stay centered in You,
help me to love others like You,
and help me to glorify You.
Help me to bring Your name and love
into a confused and weary world.
[This is part of a series of prayers for Sunday worship preparation that begins here.]