We desire not only the good, but the best

Heavenly Father, thank you for the freedom you give us in prayer. Help us to take advantage of this privilege. May we devote ourselves to prayer. May we live in such a way that you can say we prayed without ceasing.

In our service to you, we desire not only the good, but the best. Give us wisdom that we may choose not only what is correct in a given situation, but what is the very best that will serve our souls, the souls of those around us, and kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thank you, O God, that your commandments are not restrictions, but are given for our good, in order that we may live to please you, and render effective and consistent service without distraction.

Permit that we may do this, for we have received from you the presence of your Spirit and the sacrifice of your Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

This prayer echoes some of Paul’s thoughts in 1Co 7.

Say amen. Ask for prayers. Give thanks.