Prayer: Our God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we thank you and praise you for a new day ordained by you and pray that we would use it for your glory. We are thankful that your faithfulness to us is not dependent on our faithfulness to you. You have told us that your mercies are new to us each morning and your faithfulness to us will never end. We are ashamed of how often we wander from your commands. We are accurately described as sheep because we stray from the Good Shepherd of our souls and seek rest in pastures that prove unhelpful to us. We know that your sheep hear your voice and follow you. We know that your voice is heard in your Word. Therefore, Father, please help us to listen carefully to the voice of the Shepherd. Please help us to drink deeply from the well that will never run dry. Grant to us a greater hunger for your Word and a deeper desire to do all that we hear, read, and study. We know that there is nothing we will ever understand if your Holy Spirit does not help us, guide us, and teach us. Please help us and be merciful to us we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Scripture Meditation: Lam. 3:22-23; Ps. 23; Jn. 10:27; James 1:22-25

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