Dear God, you invite us to love others as you have loved us.
But you know that we find some people hard to love.
When people are cross with us,
or don’t understand us,
or are just really different from us
we find it hard to like them, let alone to love them.
Let’s pray now for someone we know, whom we find it hard to love.
Let’s think of someone and see them in our mind’s eye now.
Let’s remind ourselves that this person is a precious child of God.
Let’s ask God for grace to see this person the way God sees them.
God of love, hear our prayer.