Father in Heaven!
You have loved us first,
help us never to forget that You are love
so that this sure conviction
might triumph in our hearts
over the seduction of the world,
over the inquietude of the soul,
over the anxiety for the future,
over the fright of the past,
over the distress of the moment.
But grant also that this conviction
might discipline our soul
so that our heart
might remain faithful and sincere
in the love which we bear to all those
whom You have commanded us to love
as we love ourselves.
-Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
Reflect & Respond
- What in Kierkegaard’s prayer grabs your attention today?
- How has the Spirit of God been recently assuring you of the Father’s love?
- What practices help you stay grounded in an awareness of the Father’s love for you?