Reading: Jeremiah 1-6; Psalm 14
Father, when you look down from heaven to find any who do good you find that there is none. Every person has sinned and fallen short of your glory. For generations your people looked to the horizon for salvation to come out of Zion. Oh, how glorious that I live in the days after that salvation came in Christ! You raised up one who would not fall into temptation or give into sin, then you handed him over to be crushed for all those who, like me, continually sin against you. O Lord, let us rejoice today in your grace! Let us stand by the roads and look for your ancient path where the good way is, and let us walk in it that we may find rest for our souls. Keep me from becoming apathetic about your love and your cause. Before I even existed you knew me and the good works you had set aside for me. Keep me on the good way that I might complete those works.