a small prayer for more love

Lord, you are a God of compassion and mercy. You are also a God of justice and righteousness. Help us understand that these always belong together. Help us to be unafraid to strive for your justice in a world where greed tramples need and power makes right. But in the midst of that striving, let us never forget that we are to love one another even as you love us. Help us understand afresh that love is an action verb, and that our love for those most in need is a true reflection of your presence in our hearts. Help us find ever more meaningful ways to walk with the poor and hungry that together we may all experience that love.  Amen