Father, you are the greatest example of love that there is. You gave us your son Jesus who entered into the mess and brokenness of this world, to die for us.
You call us to respond to you and those around us in love. Sometimes that is hard, especially when we feel hurt by other people. Lord, give us your grace to be able to love as you love.
Pour out your Holy Spirit upon each one of us so that we can forgive those who hurt us and walk in love with those around us. Help us to extend extra grace to those who need it today.
Lord, there are times when we need to show tough love, or we must speak the truth in love. Help us in those moments to demonstrate a Christ-like attitude.
We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.