Praying It: Recognize God’s Love for Us

Saints:

St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153)

St. Claude de la Colombiere (1641-1682)

Scripture:

1 John 4:7-11 – Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God…

Hosea 11:3-4 – Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk, who took them in my arms; but they did not know that I cared for them. I drew them with human cords, with bands of love; I fostered them like those who raise an infant to their cheeks; I bent down to feed them.

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life…

John 10:11-15 – I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep…

John 13:1 – Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end.

Luke 15:11-32 -Then he said, “A man had two sons, and the younger son said to his father…

Luke 20:9-19 – Then he proceeded to tell the people this parable. “[A] man planted a vineyard, leased it to tenant farmers, and then went on a journey for a long time.

Romans 5:5-8 – and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been given to us…

Romans 8:38-39 – For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Music:

How He Loves Us (Me in Motion)

Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs (from Handel’s Messiah)