Set aside the cares and concerns of your day and rest in the presence of God, who is with you at this moment.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
God wants to be in relationship with us. To this end he offers us help in the Ten Commandments, the guidelines that help us live in right relationship with God and others. God also sent his Son, Jesus, whose whole life serves as an example of how to live in relationship with the Father. The example of Jesus' own life and the guidance of the Ten Commandments shows us how to respond to love with love expressed in word and action.
Which commandment offers me a particular challenge?
How might I want to change?
(Pray to God, using these words or your own.)
Loving God, I know that you want to help me live in right relationship with you and others. Help me to know your will and have the courage to change my ways.