Prayer: Grant, Almighty God, that since Thou art pleased kindly to invite us to Thyself and hast consecrated thy Word for our salvation —
O grant that we may willingly, and from the heart, obey Thee and become so teachable that what Thou hast designed for our salvation may not turn to our perdition.
But may that incorruptible seed by which Thou dost regenerate us into a hope of the celestial life so drive its roots into our hearts and bring forth fruit that Thy name may be glorified.
And may we be so planted in the courts of Thy house that we may grow and flourish, and that fruit may appear through the whole course of our life, until we shall at length enjoy that blessed life that is laid up for us in heaven, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
(Lifting Up Our Hearts: 150 Selected Prayers of John Calvin. Edited by Dustin W. Benge)
Scripture Meditation: Jeremiah 1:8-12