I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Loving God, we thank You for your mercy and love. We are reminded throughout Scripture that You are a God who keeps promises and honors covenants. Help us to honor our oaths to You, whether that is in vows in marriage, baptism, or confirmation, or in the promises made in our silent prayers to You. You are steadfast in Your love. Guide us to love others in Your name and honor You in all that we say and do. In Your name we pray, Amen.