Six Prayers for the Halfhearted
By Marshall Segal
Did you love the Lord your God with all your heart yesterday?
Jesus says, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”1 All. Those simple three letters are both haunting and inspiring. They are haunting because the standard is so impossibly high. We haven’t loved anything with all our hearts before, at least not for long. We know our sin so well, remembering the moments we were selfish or impatient or lazy or indifferent. This side of heaven, could any of us ever love God with all our heart?
But all is not only a standard for those who truly love him. All is a promise. …
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1 Mark 12:30.