Prayer: Almighty God and Father, we praise your name for another day to serve you and glorify you with our thoughts, words, and actions. We are thankful that you are faithful to us, even though there are times when we are faithless. Forgive us, Father, for the minutes and hours that we waste on fruitless pursuits. Forgive us for not managing our time well, thinking that we have plenty of time to do what is most needful. Forgive us for frittering away our days and forgetting that our lives are a vapor and a flower that quickly fades. Please help us to redeem the time because the days are evil. Please help us labor while it is day because the night is coming when we will not be able to work. We ask that you would bless our labors: bless the mom’s who labor with their children to raise them in the fear of the Lord. Bless the dads who labor in the workforce to be useful salt and light in a dark world. Bless those ministers who labor in the study preparing a meal for your people. Bless the elderly as they strive to set before the younger generation a godly example. Bless the unmarried as they wait patiently for your providence. Bless your church as she strives to seek first your kingdom and righteousness. Please help us, Father. Provide an abundance of your Spirit today. We pray these things in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, and our Savior. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Lam. 3:19-23; Eph. 5:15; Jas. 4:14; Job 14:1-3; Eph. 6:1; Matt. 6:33