Prayer: Almighty God and Father, we gladly bow before your throne today to offer you our sacrifice of praise as the one true God of heaven and earth. You are the alone sovereign of heaven and earth, ordering all affairs and actions of men to your own glory and the good of your people. We confess that we are often bewildered by your providence as we attempt to do what we should not do: peer into the secret chambers of your divine will. As a result, we fret and worry and grow anxious. Instead of turning to you with complete trust, we begin to allow our minds to wander into worry, which accomplishes nothing. Mentally, we can say with confidence that you are in the heavens and do what you please and what you do is good and right. Emotionally, however, we wrestle to make sense of all of it. You have told us to trust you, so please help us to do so. We know we easily wander into speculating about your will. Still, we also find great security in knowing that we are the apple of your eye, your treasured possession, and a people of whom you have placed your eternal love. So, be patient with us, Father. Please grant us a greater measure of your Spirit that we might trust you today with the problems of today and not borrow trouble from the future. We pray these things in the name of your beloved Son, our Lord, and Savior. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Ps. 29; Ps. 115:3; Eph. 1; 1 Peter 5:7; Matt. 6:25-34; Ps. 17:8; Ex. 19