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We will not go back

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Keep all idolatry far from us, true and living God, that we may serve you alone.

Let us not bow to pressure from anyone to compromise our faith in you.

Let us bear the consequences of our commitment with joy for suffering for the Name.

Be glorified in us.

Whether you save us now or at the end, let us refuse to worship any other god.

For we belong to you, and we will not go back.

Reverence in prayer

Ben G. asks us,”Do you remember this when praying?

A while ago, I heard a young person start of his prayer with, “Hey God! What’s up?!” When I heard that I just about fell over. I know prayer should be a deeply personal thing. But when we start talking to God like an equal, or like He is our ‘best bud’ at school or work, then maybe we need to reassess our mindset. Perhaps we need to have the attitude of the publican who wouldn’t even lift his eyes up to heaven because he was so aware of his sin (Luke 18:9-14).