Prayer: Father in heaven, we come before you thankful for this privilege of prayer. We thank you that you have provided your children access into your presence through the work of the Great High Priest, the Lord Jesus Christ. We thank you that you are our Father and you stand ready and able to help us. We confess to you that we sometimes struggle with your providence. Forgive us for doubting your divine promise - that you are working all things according to the counsel of your own will for the good of your church. Help us to believe!
This day we pray that you will remember your promises to your people -- to give them all that they need. Remember your children and encourage them as they reflect upon your word preached on the Lord's Day. Help your people to walk in your ways and seek first your kingdom and righteousness. Equip the weak. Edify and encourage the downcast. Be faithful to your church, and bless her; we pray in Christs' Name. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Hebrews 4:14-16; Rom. 8:15; Rom. 8:28; Eph. 1-3; Matt. 6:33