Daily Prayer for February 24, 2023 (Psalm 46)

Daily Prayer for February 24, 2023 (Psalm 46)

Prayer: Our most holy and gracious God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we thank you for your unending kindness and an eternal reminder that you are our refuge and strength. You have demonstrated your protection over your church throughout the ages, for indeed, you are our God, our help in ages past, and our hope for years to come. Your Word declares that we can find help in you because you have looked upon our lowly estate, determined to rescue and save us, and vowed to protect us from the onslaught of this evil age filled with many pitfalls and dangers. Though our world rebels against you, we stand firm upon the eternal truths of your Word. We do so knowing that we are weak, but you are strong. Though we are sinners, you are pleased to save us from the judgment that is coming due to the work of your only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. He is our prophet, priest, and king. Therefore, we will not fear. What can man do to us? We thank you for the glory of the church where your Spirit dwells and where you meet with us each Lord’s Day. There, we are reminded of your eternal love and behold your works through the preached Word. Though we know these things to be true, we know, our Father, that we often fail you. Instead of turning to you as our refuge, we turn to things that will never satisfy us. Instead of understanding the importance of corporate worship, we make excuses for why we are not present, either in body or mind. Forgive us, Lord. Please grant us a deeper understanding of your love and protection over your people. Please give us the desire to walk with you, serve you, and worship you as you taught us. Grant to us these things, for Christs’ sake. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Psa. 46