This is my prayer for the people of Capitol City, as we prepare to sit under 1 Samuel 23:1-29 together this morning.
May we, as the people of God, learn to recognize and be thankful for your constant provision for us, even in seasons of trial and trouble. While we are often numbed to our need for grace by the affluence and comfort of our culture, may we recognize that even if you were to strip away every good thing you have given us (save Christ), we would still have everything we need and all we truly hope for. Make us content in you, and not merely in the things that you give us. Help us to recognize the abundance of your provision for us as we sojourn through this life. Form in us hearts full of gratitude, that we might turn to you in praise.
Above all else, give us great hope, joy, and confidence in your providential work in our lives. May we rejoice in knowing that all our cares are held by hands that bled for us.