Opening Prayer: Almighty God, You have worked to save me from the dangers threaten me, and attack me where I am weakest. Please continue to protect me this week. Amen.
Read: Matthew 14:22-33
Reflect: What causes Peter to begin to sink in this passage? Why does Jesus say “you of little faith”? Have you ever had an experience of walking beyond the limit of your faith?
Prayer: for the church, for others, and for myself
Hymn: “Abide with Me”
Abide with me; fast falls the eventide.
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
Swift to its close ebbs our life’s little day.
Earth’s joys grow dim; its glories pass away.
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who chagest not, abide with me.
I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
Who, like Thyself, my Guide and Stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.
I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death’s sting? Where grave, thy victory?
I triumph still if Thou abide with me.
Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies.
Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee.
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.
Closing Prayer: Lord, please come and be a banner over me today. Amen.