There is an intimate relationship between the effectiveness of prayer and living the “golden rule.” We should pray with complete trust in God; this is the fundation of Jesus teaching us to love others as we are loved by God.

When I am unkind to another person, how does this reflect my understanding of being loved by God? Is my prayer truly trusting if I cannot love my neighbor?

O Jesus, may I love as I am loved. Make me see myself as Your beloved so that I can care of others in Your Name.