Father, thank You for showing us what love is. “This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” This is how we know that we live in You and You in us: You have given us of your Spirit. And we have seen and testify that You have sent your Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, You live in them and they in You. And so we know and rely on the love You have for us. You are love, O God. Whoever lives in love lives in You and You in them. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear. We love because You first loved us. And You have given us this command: “Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.” Help us to love as You taught us. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Prayer from 1 John 4 NIV