When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.
--Psalm 8:3-5 New International Version (NIV)
Eternal God, may I know the value of the gift of life. May I think seriously of it, and not through abuse or neglect cripple it, remembering that it is mine to sow, to grow, and to reap. I pray that I may care more for the food and clothing of my soul than I care for the food and clothing of my body. Amen.
And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.
--Matthew 22:39 New International Version (NIV)
Lord God, help me to understand that true affection is not that which I give in expectation of a return. May I avoid being selfish and stubborn; and with my affections give peace and joy. Amen.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
--Ephesians 4:2 (New International Version)
Lord, give your people consistency of judgment, one heart, and mutual love; deliver them from evil and help that they would make the name of Christ glorious in the world. Amen.
"Through Christ and scriptures, you will find hope and redemption."