Prayer: Our most holy and mighty God in heaven, we begin our day in prayer before You because You alone are God, and there is no other (Isa. 45:5). You alone are worthy of our praise and adoration. You are holy, and You do whatever You please (Psa. 115:3). We thank You that You are working all things according to the counsel of Your good, perfect, and righteous will and that You do so for the good of Your church (Eph. 1). We thank You that You are conforming Your people to the image of Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 8:28-30). We confess to You that we sometimes forget that what You are doing in our lives has that goal in mind. We are forgetful people, but we are comforted knowing that you forgive us when we fail (1 John 1:9). Help us, by Your Spirit, to remember Your mercies and kindness and love towards us. Help us to live knowing that we have a heavenly Father who is sanctifying us and bringing us safely to our heavenly rest. We pray this in Christs' Name. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Isa. 45:5; Psa. 115; Eph. 1; Rom. 8:28-30; 1 John 1