We sing it and we say it in our public prayers: "Father, God, we love you." But notice very carefully the beginning phrase of our verse. "I love you, O Lord..." Even in public, community worship, we are taught the importance of a personal expression of love to God. When is the last time you told the Creator of the universe, "I love you!"
I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
— Psalm 18:1-2
Dear Lord, we love you. We love you because you are more than worthy of our love. We love you because you have first loved us. We love you because you sent your son to be our big brother and pay the price for our adoption into your family. We love you because of your faithfulness. We love you because you have permitted us in your grace to love you. In name Jesus name, Amen.