“Not Everyone Who Says ‘Lord, Lord’”
O God, we acknowledge that right words are not enough; we furthermore acknowledge that the evidence that we belong in the kingdom of heaven is found in our actions and in the motives and attitudes that drive our actions.
Help us, O God, to do your will—to live lives that are fueled by your grace, that are inspired by your love, and that are dedicated to following the teachings and the example of Jesus.
And cause us to know, O God, that to call your name in the right ways and in the right places and with the right people is not enough.
“’Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21)