6 With what should I approach the LORD
and bow down before God on high?
Should I come before him
with entirely burned offerings,
with year-old calves?
7 Will the LORD be pleased
with thousands of rams,
with many torrents of oil?
Should I give my oldest child
for my crime;
the fruit of my body
for the sin of my spirit?
8 He has told you, human one,
what is good and
what the LORD requires from you:
to do justice, embrace faithful love,
and walk humbly with your God.
Listening to God: I demand integrity from my disciples. You cannot walk humbly with me and walk in arrogance with your brothers and sisters. You cannot be a saint in prayer and a tyrant in your job or with your family. I have given you many things that I intend you to use for the good of those in need around you. The quality of your human relationships shows the true quality of your relationship with me. If you are truly walking with me, I bring you face to face with the needs of my other children. As you treat them, so you treat me.
Journal or lift up your prayers and reflections to God.
It’s a Sabbath Day – in addition to your personal prayer time worship God in community today! If you are local to the Olathe area, we would love to have you join us for worship at either 10:30am or 5pm.
*Our season of prayer guide comes from Joan Gray’s book, Sailboat Church: Helping Your Church Rethink Its Mission and Practice.