Prayer: Almighty God, since you have deigned in your mercy to gather us to your church, and to enclose us within the boundaries of your word, by which you preserve us in the true and right worship of your majesty, O grant that we may continue contented in this obedience to you. And though Satan may, in many ways, attempt to draw us here and there, and we be also ourselves inclined to evil, O grant, that being confirmed in faith and united to you by that sacred bond, we may constantly abide under the restraint of your word.
May we cleave to Christ, your only begotten Son, who has joined us forever to himself. May we never by any means turn aside from you, but be, on the contrary, confirmed in the faith of his gospel, until at length he will receive us all into his kingdom. Amen.
(Devotions and prayers of John Calvin, 14
Scripture Meditation: Matt. 16, Eph. 1, 1 Pet. 5