Sometimes people in love write love letters to each other, admiring the person for who he/she is and what they do. Expressing feelings in writing, whether that be an actual letter, text, or e-mail, may seem easier than over the phone or in person. If we love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mk. 12:30), perhaps we’d do well to take time to write a love letter to God. He’s already written of His great love for us through His Word.
God Wants Praise and Worship that’s Written from the Heart
God already knows what’s in our heart so writing Him a love letter may be as much for our benefit as for His. Nonetheless, praise is good and fitting for His people (Ps. 33:1). It helps reinforce within us the great God we have.
Whatever we write in praise to our Lord needs to be more than lip service, merely saying what we “should” say (Mk. 7:6; 1 Jn. 3:18). God looks for authentic worship, that which is done “in spirit and truth” (Jn. 4:23-24). — “Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.” (Ps. 103:1)
Example of a Love Letter to God
My Dearest Lord,
What a joy it is to love someone as special as you. I’m consumed with awe thinking about you. Words can’t accurately describe just what you mean to me. I love you so much!
You make me glad to be alive. You give purpose to my life. Even in the darkest night I know you’re there caring and helping me all the way. And, you always seem to know what’s best. You’re so dependable and faithful, someone I can always count on. You deserve more praise and honor than anyone I know.
All you do is filled with splendor. Yet, I love you not just for what you do but for who you are. You are fairer than the fairest. You are so gentle, yet you know precisely when to be firm. Your love for me is greater than the sands of the ocean. How can I help but love you?
Now, I want you to know: I’m not just a secret admirer. I’m not ashamed to let the world know I love you. I want them to see how handsomely fine you are. Dressed in your majesty, you excel all others. You are number one.
You are kind and gracious, filled with goodness and love. Anyone should be proud to belong to you! I’m glad you’re mine. I love you so.