“God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.” (Acts 17:27)
Thank You, Lord, that You are not far from any one of us. Thank You for the promise of Scripture: “Come near to God and he will come near to you” (James 4:8). Thank You for being available to us.
Come, O God, and meet with us today. We look to You and reach out for You. The ways of this world cannot satisfy us, and even the most promising things do not bring the joy we hope they would. Often, we are left empty and confused by passing pleasures.
We long for a deeper, truer joy that can only be found in You. We resist the ways of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and turn instead to You and Your ways.
Teach us, Lord, the pathway to true joy and abundant life. We long for the abundant life and, even more, we long for You. Meet with us today, Lord, for nothing else will satisfy.
Amidst the activities of this day, please call us close to You. Give us ears to hear, eyes to see, a mind to comprehend, and a heart to fully receive all You are and all You have for us today.