Prayer: Grant, Almighty God, that we your people would not grow weary and faint in our journey from this land that is perishing to the land that will never pass away. As you are pleased to redeem us from the land of bondage, you are also pleased to leave us in this world of sin and misery for a season to run the race you have for us. Though we would rather be where you are, it is your eternal will to leave us to walk the road leading to our heavenly rest. Here, in this place, you are daily conforming us to the image of Christ and making us ready for the place where the eye has not seen, or ear hear what you have in store for those who love you. We confess that we sometimes grow weary in doing good. We admit to the occasional discouragement and temptation to give up and quit. We confess that we sometimes grumble and complain as the church of old did as they journeyed from Egypt to the Promised Land. We know how much that displeases you, and we mourn it and turn away from it placing our whole life in your hands. We are sometimes faithless though you remain faithful. We are occasionally discontented though you have proven your care for us day after day. Your faithfulness is new to us each morning. Please forgive us, Father. Please help us to remain steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of our Savior. Please give us a contented mind and heart, trusting in your good providence and fatherly care. Please grant us patience as we make this journey to a better country, we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Num. 21:4; Rom. 5:12; 1 Cor. 2:9; 1 Cor. 10:1-13; Lam. 3:23; 1 Cor. 15:58

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