Lord your loyalty to us is not conditional or based on our worth; it is an expression of your character. You simply are a generous and loving God. Compel us to reimagine why and how we can show loyalty back to you and others.
"The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, maintaining love for thousands and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin " Exodus 34:6,7
"Lord, grant that anger or other bitterness does not reign over us, but that your grace, genuine kindness, loyalty, and every kind of friendliness, generosity, and gentleness may reign in us. Amen"-Martin Luther
Another way to describe loyalty is "abounding in steadfast love." Loyal is defined as 'giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institution.' I would like loyalty to be a descriptor for my life.
I have written the prayer of Martin Luther onto my daily calendar to remind me to be compassionate, gracious, slow to anger, faithful and loyal. Keep moving forward.
May our loyal God help you to be loyal such that the kingdom grows and you and others are blessed.