God of wonder and of joy:
grace comes from you, and you alone are the source of life and
love. Without you, we cannot please you; without your love, our
deeds are worth nothing. Send your Holy Spirit, and pour into our
hearts that most excellent gift of love, that we may worship you
now with thankful hearts and serve you always with willing
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
This prayer gives us words to help us think about God's love
when we ask for God's help in following the many values that Jesus
showed us. Notice that in Christian belief it is the Holy
Spirit who gives the love we need to follow these values.