Reading and Prayer – March 25

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, grant me the patience today to follow the road you have set out for me, fully trusting in your will. Let my confidence not rest in my own understanding, but in your guiding hand; let my desires not be for my own comfort or pride, but for the joy of your kingdom. For your cross is our hope and our joy, now and unto the day of eternity.

Lord, pour your love into my heart, that I may love you above all things, and my neighbors as myself. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.