Prayer: Grant, Almighty God, that since Thou hast shone upon us by Thy Gospel —
O grant that we may always be guided by this light, and so guided that all our lusts may be restrained.
And may the power of Thy Spirit extinguish in us every sinful fervor, that we may not grow hot with our own perverse desires., but that all these being subdued, we may gather new fervor daily, that we may breathe after Thee more and more.
Do not let the coldness of our flesh ever take possession of us, but may we continually advance in the way of piety, until at length we come to that blessed rest to which Thou invitest us and which has been obtained for us by the blood of the thine only begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
[Lifting Up our Hearts: 150 Selected Prayers from John Calvin]
Scripture Meditation: Hosea 7:1-6; Matt. 6:33