Thursday, March 24, 2016

A Prayer for Thursday, March 24, 2016

Thirty-Eighth Day of Lent/Maundy Thursday

O God,

Jesus told us to love each other.

He said the world would know we follow
him by the way we love one another.

The evidence indicates
that we need help doing that.

Our love is not enough.

We need to be full of your love if we
are going to show love to each other.

So please fill us with your love.

Fill us with your love that Jesus
demonstrated in his life and death.

But your love is costly—
it gives itself away.

Your love is painful—
it takes on hurt for
the sake of others.

Your love is radical—it loves unreasonably,
extravagantly, and scandalously.

So as you fill us with your love,
fill us also with the humility
and courage we need to use it.


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