Prayer: Our Father, we lament our fallen condition and grieve at the state of our world. We look around, and we see so many suffering from illness and chronic pain. We witness a virus circling the globe. We see the effects of sin in relationships, in families, and our leaders. We take note of the arrogance of men and their boasting of their own greatness. As your people, we sometimes grow tired of it, and we wonder why those made in your image so loudly rebel against you and then suffer the due consequences of their errors. We plead with you, our God, to advance your kingdom and your glory. WE know that you delight in the salvation of sinners, and we know that you are pleased to forgive. Thus, we ask that you would bring the gospel to bear in our land. We pray for those who suffer. We pray for our families. We pray that you would soon come again to free your people from the misery of this life, bringing us safely across the Jordan to our promised rest. We pray these things in the name of the Savior who we long to see. Amen. 

Scripture Meditation: Rom. 3:23; 6:23; Rom. 1; Rev. 22

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