Prayer: Our most glorious and wise Father in heaven, we humbly and gladly bow the knee before you today because you are our God, and we are your people. We are thankful that you have not left us to our desires and inclinations. As creatures of dust, we are painfully aware of our transgressions and sins before you. Though you have redeemed us through the glorious work of your Son and have made us a new creation, we still wrestle and fight against the old man and those things that easily turn us aside from your commands. We plead your grace and mercy, crying out to you to be merciful to us. We are thankful that you do not treat us as our sins deserve. We stand in awe of your patience with us. We long to serve you faithfully. Please grant us a greater measure of your Spirit that we might not sin against you. Please help us to watch and pray that we would not enter into temptation. When tempted, please sustain us and uphold us and deliver us from the efforts of the evil one. Please help us as recipients of your forgiveness to forgive others. Please bless us and keep us we ask in the name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Ps. 100; Eccl. 3:20; Rom. 6; Matt. 6:13; 26:41