And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment. Philippians 1:9
Abba, we, thank you Father, for loving us the way you do. Your love is everlasting, unconditional and true. Your kind of love is Agape which is perfect for you are perfect in all aspects of your being. We do love you Lord. You taught us how to love. You loved us first and we are now able to love. As your children, the spirit of love is in our hearts. But how much do we love you? Do we love you as you love us? Is our love perfect? Is it Agape love? Lord, you know how much we love you. We admit that we can love you throughout our lifetime and still our love may not be perfect. Lord, we pray that you empower us to keep your commands and be your true disciples. Keeping your commands is what we desire to do to prove our love for you. However, it is impossible for us to love you perfectly while we continue to transgress your commandments. Our transgressions are our sins which in effect is not love, rather the opposite, which is hate. So Lord, we ask for forgiveness from you. We cannot forgive ourselves because we are incapable of atoning for our sins. We need you to forgive us, Lord so that we may love you completely and show it to you by completely obeying your commands. May we be able to develop our love for you more and more by knowing you more and by understanding all your loving ways. This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ, you are our Lord and Savior. Amen.