Lord of heaven and earth,
You are more satisfying than worldly pleasures.
You are more fulfilling than worldly pursuits.
You are more precious than worldly treasures.
But, Oh Lord, I need your help!
Satan pursues me with false promises; trying to entice me to follow his ways. He pursues me with visions of grandeur; trying to tempt me to disobey you. Satan is relentless and persistent and determined.
But as for me, O Lord…
…I am weak.
On my own I don’t stand a chance.
On my own I will be devoured by the prowling lion.
On my own I am condemned.
May I look to you and see the Way.
May I look to you and know Truth.
May I look to you and have Life.
Eternal God, compassionate and gracious; grant me strength that I may dwell in You; that I may enjoy the victory you have won through Jesus Christ. May I have the faith to cling to that crown and not to a paper crown that Satan tries to pass off as a treasure.
Thank you God for your mercy and forgiveness. May all come to praise and worship you as their Lord and Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord and whose name I pray.
The pastor -|—