Day 45

Call to Prayer

God, we believe that prayer is important as we express our thankfulness to you. We believe now that you give us grace and your Holy Spirit to pray continually and groan inwardly. God, we ask you for these gifts and for the strength to pray. In Christ’s name. Amen.

from Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 116

Silence

Psalm 31:21–24

Blessed be the LORD,
for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love
to me when I was in a besieged city.
I had said in my alarm,
“I am cut off from your sight.”
But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy
when I cried to you for help.
Love the LORD, all you his saints!
The LORD preserves the faithful
but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.
Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
all you who wait for the LORD!

Read Acts 23

Prayer of Response

God, give me courage today to testify to your truth and goodness. Give me conviction that rests in the hope of the resurrection. Give me a Spirit-filled faith. Amen.

Prayers of Supplication

For your coworkers and their families.
For the children in our church to know Christ.

Paul Adams