Psalter: Psalm 138
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 6:1-18
Gospel: Luke 8:4-15
Dear Heavenly Father,
Your Word says I will seek you and find you when I seek you with all my heart. I long to hear your voice, Lord. But I know that in order to hear you, I need to spend time with you. Help me to desire your presence more than anything else. More than answers, more than direction, more than blessings. Your presence is a gift, and I will show gratitude for that gift by making time to seek you in prayer each day. Whether it's for five minutes or an hour, I know you will meet me there.
Father, forgive me for letting my life get so busy that I have forgotten to prioritize our time together. Thank you for the second chance. Thank you also for reminding me of the danger of trying to face life's challenges in my own strength. Time in your presence brings peace, comfort, and renewed hope.