Scripture: Hebrews 5.7
In the days of His flesh Jesus offered up prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears to the one who was able to save Him from death and He was heard because of His reverent submission.

Reflection: Not Asking, But Offering :: Worldwide Prayer
A Prayer of Dedication from the USA

Eternal God,

We come not to ask you for anything
But to offer you everything.
We approach your throne, not presuming on you
But seeking a closer relationship with you.
We bow in lowly reverence before you.
We worship you because of who you are
And what you are in spite of being who
and what we are.

We fall on our faces for cleansing
And lift our hearts to praise you.
We commit all we are and have
And all we hope to be to you because
You are worthy of our adoration.

May our dedication result in the salvation of the lost,
The edification of the saved
And the glorification of the Savior
That you may look on us and say, “It is good!”

In Jesus’ name we pray.

*Prayer from Hallowed be Your Name: A collection of prayers from around the world, Dr. Tony Cupit, Editor.

Prayer: A Reading
Jesus said to the people, “…none of you can be my disciple without giving up all that he owns.” — Luke 14.31, 33

– Prayer from The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime by Phyllis Tickle.

Full prayer available online and in print.

Today’s Readings
Job 20 (Listen – 2:52)
1 Corinthians 7 (Listen – 6:09)