Loving, With All of Our Mind

Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37

Help us O Lord to love you with all of our mind. Help us to challenge the “facts” we are fed when others would lead us astray. Teach us to ask hard questions, to study our history, to learn from our lapses, and to imagine how our world might be if we followed your message of love, compassion, and self-control.  Save us from demagogues who would narrow our vision with appeals to fear and anger.  Turn us from our eagerness to grasp at easy but false truths. Renew in us a love of learning and a willingness to explore new information and new ideas.  Help us to turn away from false gods and counterfeit promises.  Turn us instead to mercy, to justice, and to a closer walk with you.  Guide us, O Lord.  Amen

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