A Collect to Ground All Things in Love

Lord God, creator of all things, root in us the understanding that love is the ground of all that you have created and all that you command of us, so that we would make love our most fervent desire and principal intention and thereby be like you, who loved us into being, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives with you and the Holy Spirit in perfect love from age to age. 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.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”‘ – Matthew 22:37-40