Oct 11, 2011

Prayer of Commitment: Matthew 22: 34-40

Let us pray that our love of God
may become real and tangible
in our love of our neighbor.

God, you display your almighty power
in loving us without regret.
In the human heart of Jesus your Son
you have shown us how far love can go.

Give us a love that is forgiving,
generous and gentle like his,
that we may recognize and welcome him
in our brothers and sisters.
And may our hearts reach out first
to the poorest and the least lovable,
with the gratuitous love you have given us
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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