Pulpit Notes: Prayer for Love
Jesus, let me make love my aim; help me to focus not simply upon doctrine, but upon the purpose of all Christian doctrine: faith, hope, and love — the greatest being love.
Though my life may seem quite ordinary, assist me to live it extraordinarily well — as one who loves as Christ first loved us. If perfection is at all obtainable, Lord, I believe it is in perfect love which empowers one even to foolish, wholehearted abandonment of self for the good of others — the turning of the creeds I profess into deeds that exhibit your sovereign love and mercy. This is my bold prayer, the doctrine upon which I will build my day: to make love my aim. Amen.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Reverend Dr. Conrad C. Sharps