Exodus 17:8-19:15; Matthew 22:34-23:12; Psalm 27:7-14; Proverbs 6:27-35
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul
and with all your mind…
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Lord, it’s the start of a new week. There’s a lot to do. Please help us to keep our eyes on you and to focus on your word. Let your love reign in our hearts–that all we say and do reflect your grace and mercy towards us, remembering “that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.”
You alone are good. You alone are the Lord.
The world would have us believe in ‘ourselves’ and in sheer will power to make the world ‘right’. But we know we can do none of this without you in our lives. Help us to love and serve others this week even as you love and serve us–for Jesus’ sake, Amen.
“But you may say: Oh, it is utterly impossible for a person to keep these two commandments. Yes, it is impossible for you to keep or perform them. You cannot do it; God must do it in you. For him, it is possible.”
~ Martin Luther