Tonight’s Scripture & Prayer for the First Day of Lent

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

Lord, as we focus on you, may your love for us control us. May we be constrained and motivated by your love for us as we meditate on the cross. You died for us, for our sins, for our salvation, in our place, to bring us to God. Tomorrow may I love you more as I think about your love for me. May my love for you be reflected in my obedience to you and my service for you  not just by words to you. In your Name  I pray. AMEN.