A Collect to Love the Father Well

Loving Father, who created us for relationship with you, help us first and foremost to love you, that we might escape the trappings of lesser desires and self-protective and self-aggrandizing pursuits and thereby receive the life that only you can provide, through Jesus Christ our example, who loved you perfectly and then in the Holy Spirit loved us to the end. Amen. ‘Anyone who claims to know something does not yet have the necessary knowledge; but anyone who loves God is known by him.’ – 1 Cor. 8:2-3