Our prayer this day, the Sixth Sunday of Easter
Open our hearts, Lord, and help us to know love.
Your love is freely given, Lord, might we Love as generously as You in our love for one another. May we treat one another as friends and not subjects for we ourselves are not deserving of any more homage or partiality than the respect of just being we ourselves also human beings. We shall not withhold our expressions of God’s grace from one another.
Lord, all the ends of the earth have seen Your saving power. How is it that we selfishly imagine that we might contain it as a prized secret. We are compelled to sing joyfully, breaking into song… no, new songs which offer praise for all Your wondrous deeds
Love is as simple as loving one’s neighbor and as complicated as giving our lives away. Let us love one another, because love is of God. Open our hearts, Lord, and help us to know love. If we are without love, we do not know You. God is love! <image source>