A prayer for the gift of love in troubled times

O God, who has revealed yourself as love,
and taught us by your word that whoever lives in love lives in you; in times of trouble and uncertainty renew our hope in this promise; help us to receive afresh your gift of love,
that with generosity we may share it in the service of others
to promote the common good;
through him who is the perfect expression of love,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

S. Jones