Take this day to rest in God’s presence. Pray the prayer below, then read and reflect on the scripture that follows.
Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
– from The Book of Common Prayer
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Though He was rich, for your sake He became poor,
so that by His poverty you might become rich.
– 2 Corinthians 8:9