Prayer: Grant almighty God that you would remind your people that your love for them has no end as it had no beginning. We are grateful, and words fail us, to offer you praise and thanksgiving for rescuing us from a life of misery and giving us hope through the work of your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. We thank you that his work satisfied your divine wrath against all wickedness and evil, bringing a people to yourself. We thank you for being patient with us because we know and confess that we are like sheep, turning aside from your laws and demands frequently. In Christ, we have the hope of perseverance, and due to your Spirit, we have that assurance sealed to our minds and hearts. Please help us, Father, as we gather today to worship the Triune God that we would listen to the living voice of Christ as he speaks through the preached Word. Please grant us willing hearts and minds to hear and do what we hear. Please cause us to seek first your kingdom and righteousness for the glory of your name we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Matt. 6:33