Prayer: Our great God in heaven, you who are the alone sovereign over all your creation, we gladly come to you as your children today to set our needs and concerns before you. You have invited us and offered us rest in your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. We come with hearts of gratitude for all you have done for us. You have redeemed us and called us by name. You have promised to be with us throughout our pilgrimage in a world that is not our home. You have sealed us to the day of redemption and offered us great hope in the New Heavens and New Earth. We look with great expectation the return of the King of kings and Lord of lords. Forgive us, Father, for being consumed with the things of this life and losing sight of the things that await all those who love you. Renew in us a great zeal for your kingdom and righteousness. Watch over your people in these difficult days and remind them of your never-changing love for them. We pray this in the Name of the glorious and kind Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Psa. 115:3; Dan. 4; Gen. 1-2; Matt. 11:28-30; Col. 3; Matt. 6:33