Father God, thank you for the words of love you’ve given me to remember this Valentine’s Day.
O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.
For fear has to do with punishment, and he who fears is not perfected in love.
I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy.
Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!
1 Peter 4:8
Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.
Do what is good and run from evil so that you may live!
Then the Lord God of Heaven’s Armies will be your helper, just as you have claimed.
Hate evil and love what is good; turn your courts into true halls of justice.
Perhaps even yet the Lord God of Heaven’s Armies will have mercy on the remnant of his people.
Psalm 103: 8 and 13:
The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
1 John 4: 10-11: This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
Father God, you show us such love to forgive us. You become our tender Father. You teach us to love each other and to love what is good.
1 Corinthians 13: 8A: Love never fails.