My Lord and my God, settle my heart with contentment as only You can. May I not covet nor envy another. Rather, grant me a love for my neighbor that adequately reflects the light of Your truth. Bind me to a love that empowers forgiveness. Guard me with a love that harbors no resentment. Lift me to security in Christ that equips me to pour out what has been so graciously poured in. Though I am sunk in the depths of poverty, You hold the riches of my inheritance. Though I am blessed with material comforts of this world, my soul is cursed without the love of Christ abiding in me. I worship You, God Almighty, for the amazing heroism of love which conquers darkness. When the path of love is treacherously dangerous at times, train my heart. Good Shepherd, lead me to tread it boldly in Your Name no matter how challenging the terrain. For in loving the least of these in Your Name, I am truly loving You, my King. In Your footsteps and under Your authority help me traverse the way of true love. In the Word of Matthew 25:40 and the Name of Christ Jesus, I pray.
The King will answer and say to them,
‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine,
even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
Matthew 25:40, NASB