Prayer: Our God in heaven, we thank you for your Word, and we thank you that we heard your Word on the lord’s Day as it was read and preached by men called by your Spirit to shepherd and feed your people. We confess that we sometimes get distracted during the sermon. As creatures of dust, we are painfully aware of the struggle to sit and listen attentively to your Word. Worse, we find it much harder to do what we hear. We know that your Word tells us to be obedient to your Word and not mere listeners to it. Forgive us for often failing to bring forth fruit from the preached Word and help us to be diligent in applying the Scriptures to our hearts and lives. We pray these things in the name of Christ. Amen.

Scripture Mediation: 2 Tim 4:1-5; James 1:22-25

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