What do we want when we die? Do we want to see the Lord and spend eternity with Him? If yes, then pray to live a life that pleases the Lord in this life, so that He will accept us in His presence in the next. His definitive Word tells us how to achieve eternal life.
Although it is not easy living up to the expectations of the Lord, it all starts with our desire. He tells us to “ask and it will be given” (Mt. 7:7). Let us ask the Lord to make us “pure in heart”, and to ‘give Him our heart’, so that we will all see the Lord (Mt. 5:8).
Lord Jesus, we pray for purity in our hearts towards each other, so that our actions of genuine love may please You and reveal our desire to be with You forever. May Your Holy Spirit and Word shape our lives in the present, and inspire our hope for the future. Amen.