Holy God, you are loving and gracious. You are above all things. Help me keep a right perspective of that in my work for your kingdom. Caution me when what I do becomes more important than you, when loving my efforts replaces loving you. May I always put you first. I ask your mercy and blessing in the sweet name and powerful authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:27 ESV)