Opening Prayer: Almighty God, search me so I may know sense the motives of my own heart today. Help me to love You for the joy of relationship with you. Amen.
Read: Psalm 46
Reflect: This Psalm seems to speak to the current events of our world over the last year or more, with all the natural disasters and economic turmoil we have experienced. How does this Psalm teach us to react in the face of these difficulties? Does Psalm 46 help you understand God’s role in allowing or not allowing some of these things to happen? How do you think this Psalm would help someone who refuses to believe in God because bad things happen to good people?
Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself.
Hymn: “This is Thy Will, I Know”
This is Thy will, I know-
That I should holy be,
Should let my sins this moment go,
This moment turn to Thee.
O might I now embrace
Thy all sufficient power,
And never more to sin give place,
And never grieve Thee more!
Hallowed be thy name, not mine,
Thy kingdom come, not mine,
Thy will be done, not mine.