Prayer: Grant, Almighty God, that seeing we are born in a most corrupt age, in which such a license is taken to indulge in wickedness that hardly a spark of virtue appears…
O grant that we may continue upright in the midst of thorns. And do Thou constantly keep us under the guidance of Thy Word that we may cultivate true piety and also what is just toward our neighbors. And as there is in us no power to preserve ourselves safe, grant that Thy Son may so protect us by the power of the Holy Spirit that we may continue to advance toward the end of our course, until we be at length gathered into that celestial kingdom He has procured for us by His own blood.
(Lifting Up Our Hearts: 150 Selected Prayers of John Calvin)
Scripture Meditation: Micah 6:15-7:4