Prayer: Our Father in heaven, we thank you that you are a God that hears your people when they pray. Unlike the dead idols of Israel that your people often ran to and bowed before and pleaded with, you hear your people, and you can do exceedingly, abundantly beyond anything we ask or images. Sadly, however, like the church of old, we often set our affections and hopes on things that will never satisfy. We trust in riches, princes, people, things, and promises of others instead of placing our hope and life in your hands, serving you with zeal and love. Our minds are often on the things of this world and not on the things above. Forgive us, Father. Forgive us for going astray so quickly and for wandering from your ways. Forgive us for not seeking first your kingdom and righteousness. Please help us love you with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Is. 44; Eph. 3:20; Col. 3:1-4; Deut. 6:1-9

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