Prayer: Our blessed and glorious God and Father, we begin another day that you have given to your people with praise on our lips for your infinite love for us. In Christ, you have demonstrated your love toward us. While we were still lost in sin, dead in our miseries, you sent your Son to save us. Father, we know that we often fail to meditate on the love you have for us. As a result, we fail you. It grieves us that we cannot love you as you have commanded due to the remaining sin in our members. Forgive us, O God! Help us to walk in your ways. Cause us to set our minds on things above for the sake of your glory and kingdom.
Father, grant to us a fuller outpouring of your Holy Spirit in light of your word preached yesterday. Help us to meditate and confer on that which we heard and grant to us the desire of our heart: that we would seek to bring forth the fruit of that Word in our lives. We pray this in Christs' Name. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Psa. 118:24; Rom. 5:8; Matt. 5:1-12; Josh. 1:8; Col. 3