Prayer: God, show me your light and grace.
calm and focus on God’s presence around you.
Settle your heart, mind and body.
Focus on God’s closeness to you.
As you sit in silence, focus on God’s deep and abiding love for you.
Try to become aware of God’s presence in an attentive way.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you live out God's love today as you pray for and interact with others.
Hear these words from Scripture:
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
Prayer: God, thank you for loving me. Thank you for giving me the gift of loving others. Help me to use it more often. Amen.