Lord,

It’s easy to see everything that’s wrong in the world – the pain, hatred, greed, injustice and arrogance. But there’s also so much that’s so right because You are at work in our midst here and now. And there can be so much more.

So unleash Your love through Jesus’ followers. Let these ordinary people do extraordinary things in their families, churches, schools and neighborhoods because they’ve been transformed by that love. And enable them to experience the deepest joy possible because they are carrying out Jesus’ work.

Thank You for these amazing saints who ask nothing in return other than to grow closer to Jesus. Who don’t spend time judging others and telling them what to do. And who simply love – and then love some more.

May I become more like them. May I do it starting right now. And may I do it through the grace, power and promise of Jesus.

Amen.