I have given my love to the Lord, because he has given ear to the voice of my cry and my prayer.
Then Jacob said to all his people, Put away the strange gods which are among you, and make yourselves clean, and put on a change of clothing:
And she said, O my lord, as your soul is living, my lord, I am that woman who was making a prayer to the Lord here by your side:
I will give you my love, O Lord, my strength.
And as for me, I said in my fear, I am cut off from before your eyes; but you gave ear to the voice of my prayer, when my cry went up to you.
O give praise to the Lord with me; let us be witnesses together of his great name.
When I was waiting quietly for the Lord, his heart was turned to me, and he gave ear to my cry.
But truly God's ear has been open; he has give attention to the voice of my prayer.
Let your eyes be turned to me, and have mercy on me, as it is right for you to do to those who are lovers of your name.
And to have love for him with all the heart, and with all the mind, and with all the strength, and to have the same love for his neighbour as for himself, is much more than all forms of offerings.
Up to now you have made no request in my name: do so, and it will be answered, so that your hearts may be full of joy.
He said to him a third time, Simon, son of John, am I dear to you? Now Peter was troubled in his heart because he put the question a third time, Am I dear to you? And he said to him, Lord, you have knowledge of all things; you see that you are dear to me. Jesus said to him, Then give my sheep food.
In this way, we are certain that we have love for the children of God, when we have love for God and keep his laws.