Prayer: Our most holy God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we thank you that we can enter your presence, pleading our case and offering our concerns before you. Thanks to the great High Priest’s work, we have access to the throne of heaven from which you rule and reign over your creation. We are troubled by the events of our world. We witness the exercise of man’s depravity regularly. We see the wanton execution of the unborn in the womb. We read and hear of the promotion of abominations, and we wonder, “how long, O Lord?” Forgive us for sometimes doubting that you are ordering all of these things according to your perfect wisdom. You are the alpha and omega, knowing the end from the beginning. Please help us to trust you when all around us evil is apparent. We do pray that you would bring repentance to evildoers. We ask that you would change the hearts of men with the Good News of the gospel of Christ. We pray that you would glorify your name and not allow wicked men to trample it. We pray that you would help your church and conform her more and more into the image of Christ. We pray these things in the name of the Savior. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: 1 Peter. 5:7; Ps. 11, 102