Merciful Lord, please help me to recognize and demonstrate true love. When I feel overwhelmed, help me to persevere. When I feel insecure, give me the strength to look out for the interests of others. Replace jealousy and pride with humility and patience, and above all, show me how to love like You’ve loved me. I feel far away from You. I know You’re near, but I feel so distant. Help me to hear your call and bring me near You .In Jesus’ name, Amen.