And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; NIV).

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us (1 John 5:14; NIV).

My Father,
Dear One,
And holy,
Why do you listen
To my halting,
Mixed-up prayers?

Ah –
It’s because you are love;
Your very nature
Is to love
And nurture
All you have made.

Thank you,
My dear One,
For loving us all
So much.

Thank you
For hearing my prayers,
Though I am nothing,
And you are everything.


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