I John 4:7-8
Beloved, let us love one another because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.
Holy God, we thank You for the gift of love. You give us a myriad of ways to show Your love with others in our lives. We especially rejoice in the gift of a caring presence. We celebrate and pray for those who answer Your call to be a listening ear and a supportive shoulder. Strengthen us to reach out to those around us in pain and to show Your love in word and deed. In Your name we pray, Amen.