5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. 6 He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.  7 My salvation and my honor depend on God he is my mighty rock, my refuge. 8Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Selah (Psalm 62:5-8)

Heavenly Father, Almighty God,
you have called us to make your Son known,

We pray that we would seek to live all our lives being governed and lead by the Spirit to make disciples of Jesus Christ, who obey him and live for him.

We pray for courage and boldness,
a shamelessness about the gospel, that leads us to speak up when given opportunity.

7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

I don’t know about you but worry comes pretty naturally to me. I can really, without much effort become massively anxious over things that I have little power to change or do anything about. Of course this is folly; neither good for productive thinking nor good for our personal health. But there is another way: a more redemptive way and that is of course found in following Jesus. That way is too restrict our focus to today and the choices and things that we must tackle on this day in the strength that God provides for this day.