Prayer: Grant almighty God that we, as your redeemed people, would learn to number our days and redeem the time because the days are evil. We spend far too much time on pleasures and fail to grasp that we are to labor while it is day because the night is coming when no man can work. Due to your marvelous grace and infinite compassion, we have been brought into your Kingdom to serve you and glorify you in all that we do. We spend far too much of our time in the pursuit of frivolous things. We waste time. We don’t redeem it. Forgive us, Father. Forgive our shortsightedness and laziness. Forgive us for living each day as though we are promised tomorrow. Please help us to deeply grasp that our lives are a vapor — here today and gone tomorrow. Please give us a deeper sense of our mortality and cause us to labor diligently for you. Teach us to store up treasures in heaven and not on this earth. As your children, drive us to seek first your kingdom and righteousness. Help us to not grow weary in doing good, we beg of you. Grant us more of your grace we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Ps. 90:12; Eph. 5:15-16; John 9:4; James 4:14; Matt. 6:19-21; 6:33; Gal. 6:9
Additional Resource: The following video is a lecture Steve Lawson gave on the use of time as articulated by some of the Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards. It is highly recommended.