Certainly, my people will honor me by listening to my instructions.
LUKE 19:45-46 (CEB)
When Jesus entered the temple, he threw out those who were selling things there. He said to them, “It’s written, My house will be a house of prayer..."
Forget trying to appear godly and focus on listening to God's instructions.
Is there something God is asking you to do that you've been ignoring?
Lord God, thank you for making your home among mortals. I am sorry for the ways that I seek to turn your grace to my profit. Drive out the greed in my heart. Cleanse my spirit and make me a worthy dwelling place for the divine. Help me to love your discipline as I seek to be your disciple. Amen. (Daily Texts, Ground Up Grace edition)
Our Father in Heaven,
we hold your name in the highest regard.
Please come and establish your reign here on earth
so that everything that happens here will align
with what is happening in heaven.
and we’ll forgive those who have wronged us.
Shield us from the trials and temptations that come our way.
Lastly, we pray that you would protect us from all forms of evil. Amen!