Prayer: Grant almighty God, though we are creatures of dust, that you would help and sustain us, your redeemed people for the sake of our souls and your zeal to glorify your only begotten Son. We confess our weakness and mourn the struggle we have with indwelling sin. Thank you for having promised never to leave us or forsake us. Though we witness many who abandon us, we are thankful that you will never do so. You are patient and kind and continue to work to conform us into the image of your Son. Though we are aliens and strangers in this world, our hope is not in this life but in the life to come as promised by your unchanging and inspired Word. Therefore, we pray for your people who may be hurting today. We pray for your sustaining grace as they endure attacks of every kind. We ask that you would uphold them in this wicked and adulterous generation. We ask for more of your Spirit working in the lives of your people with an ever-increasing measure of grace given day unto day.
We pray that we would gladly join with the myriads of your people in public worship today to sing your praise and sit at your feet to hear from you as your Word is read and especially preached. We thank you for the means of grace given to us and ask that you would move us to use them diligently, with zeal and delight. We further ask that you would bless them to the glory of your kingdom and our good. Finally, we thank you, Father, for being patient with us and ask that you would not abandon the work of your hands in our lives. These things we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Rom. 7:13-25; Matt. 28:18-20; Titus 1:1-3; Phil. 1:6; 2 Tim. 4:1-5