O Lord, our prayer today is that we cultivate the capacity to embrace everyone as a child of God who is worthy of every good and perfect gift that comes from above including forgiveness, grace and the opportunity of a second chance.
As we love you with all of our hearts, minds and souls, we will also love our neighbors as we love ourselves. As we love you, help us to love ourselves even when the world does not affirm the love written deep into our DNA. As we love you, help us to love the neighbor who is hard to love and difficult to like. In Jesus name, we’ve come to know that faith, hope and love will remain when all else fades away.