Oh God of love, strengthen our hearts and our wills to love those who seem unlovable. Remind us that we too are not worthy of your love, and make us ever more grateful for the love of Christ. Teach us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Show us the way to loving our enemies. Guide our hearts in the midst of a world full of fear and anger. Make us instruments of your peace, and ministers of your agape love. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
With thanks to Pastor Dyanna Couture of Nazareth Lutheran Church, Standard, AB.