Ever-Affectionate God, the word “love” nowadays is normally taken for granted. Please save us from our egotistical selves and lead me to echo Your love in my own life. The dirt under my fingernails and the sweat on my forehead will be proof of my love for You. Rather than attempting to win Your attention, I will make every effort to show my affection for You by simple actions of obedience. In Jesus’ name, amen.