Impress on us urgently that we cannot separate “trust” from “obey.” We cannot say “I believe” and then not follow through in true obedience.
Help us to learn from those times You’ve allowed us s to stubbornly insist on our own ways, but suffered the “leanness to our souls” that followed.
When You washed the disciples’ feet You asked, “Do you know what I’ve done for you?” Help us to grasp what You’ve done for us, as well, and let it transform us.
Deliver us from evil in its many forms which pervades our world. And keep it especially from our hearts.