A Collect to Love Enough to Sacrifice

Lord Jesus Christ, high priest and greatest sacrifice, fill our hearts with love as great as yours, that we, like you, would be willing to lay down our lives for the sake of those we love and give of ourselves, trusting in the reward that is loving relationship with you and one another, through you who lives in perfect union and relationship with the Father and Holy Spirit forever. Amen. “For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.” – John 10:17-18