Prayer: Our most glorious and majestic God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we bless and adore your name today because you have been kind and compassionate to your people. You have not treated us as our sins deserve. We know and confess that we are prone to wander and stray from your commands. You have told us to love you with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength and love our neighbor as we love ourselves. Yet, we fall short of that command and plead with you to give us what you command. We long for that day when the church militant will be the church at rest. We lament our fallen condition and are repulsed by our wicked hearts and thoughts that press in on our lives each day. We know that you have made us a new creation and that we are being transformed by renewing our minds day today. We long for more of your grace that we would honor you with our whole being. Forgive us, Father, for the ways we fail you. We thank you that we are your children, bought with a great price, ushered into a heavenly family with Christ as our elder brother who secured our redemption through his life and death. 

We pray this day for the needs of your people wherever they may be found. Some of them are struggling with significant issues, and some of them are wrestling with the frustrations of this life. Please grant to them your kindness and help. Remind them of your mercy and grace. Help them see the beauty of the gospel and then turn in rejoicing, knowing that this fallen world is not their home as they await the coming of the Lord, we pray in his name. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Rom. 12:1-2; 1 John 1:9

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