“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35
Lord God, you know the challenges that each of us faces every day. You see each anxiety, concern and fear that we wrestle with.
The COVID-19 pandemic has produced economic challenges as well as social ones. Large and small businesses have been affected and are struggling.
Father, we know that you see all of these challenges and that you are there present amid the uncertainty and the mess.
Lord Jesus, you stepped into the mess of our world to be the light of salvation. You are our help, our comfort and our strength. Empower us by the work of the Holy Spirit to be light in the darkness for those around us. Let your love overflow within us.
We ask that the world would see in us your love made manifest so that they will know that we belong to Christ.
Help us to love, Lord, in the name of Jesus, who showed his love for us on the cross we pray. Amen.