Lord of Love,

Today couples celebrate their love for each other with cards, candy, gifts and Facebook posts. Join them in their celebration. Deepen their love. And help them discover the joy of sharing the blessings of their love with others.  

For those, however, who do not know love, this is a bittersweet day. When they are around others, they feel alone. When they are in a relationship, they live in isolation. And when they are with those who supposedly care for them, they are pushed to the side. Let all those who struggle with love know they are loved. Help them experience the joy of being loved. And enable them to love others so they, too, may know what it’s like to be loved.

Draw all of us into the heart of Your love that changes everything about everything forever. Welcome us to live there, today and forever more. And spur us to grow perfect in Your love in this life and the one to come.

We pray this in the name of the One who was, is and will forever be Your pure expression of love, Jesus.

Amen.