Gracious God, help us to worship you with our whole heart. Give us wisdom to see beyond the doctrines and commandments of humankind and recognize your Eternal Truth. Have mercy on us today. We pray especially for:
- People who are chronically ill.
- People with cancer, sickle cell anemia, and other diseases.
- People who are discouraged and despondent.
- People who are frightened by the challenges they face.
- People who are hiding from God.
- People who are homeless and hungry.
- People who are involved in wars of ideology.
- People who are nursing emotional wounds.
- Pastors and other members of the clergy.
- Churches open in the name of Jesus.
We stand on your promises and claim victory in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Focus Scripture: Mark 7:6-7 ‘This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’