Your steadfast love extends to the heavens. Your power of resurrection is life-giving and brings dead things to life.
But, when did we use our power for life-giving purposes? Haven’t we used our power to compel rather than to appeal for love’s sake? If we have the world’s goods and see someone in need, yet close our hearts against them, how does Your love abide in us?
Forgive us for worshipping You with our lips but not moving in faith to love one another. Forgive us for advocating for self-interest and failing to advocate for those who have no voice. Forgive our judgmental attitude towards people when we write them off as useless too quickly.
Lord, would you renew our minds so we may have the mind of Christ. Help us to love and serve our brothers and sisters in Christ in a new and radical way. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.