We thank you, O God for your love for us.
Love that reaches out to accept us, wherever we are, whoever we are.
Love that demands a lot, but at the same time, somehow, amazingly,
enables us to meet those demands.
Love that reassures, affirms, prompts, challenges, and overwhelms us with
the completeness of its response.
Help us, your people, held within the security of your love, to risk showing
that same love to others.
May our love, too, be known for its abundance, its readiness to speak out,
And its healing power.

– Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa,
New Zealand