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: Galatians 3:26-4:7
Reflect: How are Christians related to God, according to Paul? How do children act in relationship to the Father? How should we expect God to interact with us?
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.