A Collect for the World to Be Filled with Love

Almighty Father, whose nature is love and by whom we know what love is, teach us to love others well, that the whole earth would be suffused with mutual care and we would be lifted up by one another even as we lift up those around us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, by whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, we have seen true love. Amen. ‘ He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”‘ – Matthew 22:38-39