Prayer based on Matthew 22:40. Themes: Love, Commandments, Dependence
Dear God, we thank you for the guidance you have given us through the law and the prophets. Help us to remember that all of your teachings depend on two simple commandments: to love you with all our heart, soul, and mind, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Give us the strength and wisdom to live out these commandments in our daily lives, and to treat others with the same love and kindness that you have shown us. May we always seek to follow your will and honor your commandments. Amen.
Verse: The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”
This is a Command. The verse is instructing the reader to follow two commandments that summarize the entire law and prophets: love God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.