As we welcome this new week may nothing separate us from You today. Teach us how to choose only Your way today so each step leads us closer to You. Help us walk by the Word and not our feelings. It is easy to allow life to distract us and lead us far from you. Help us keep our hearts pure and fixed on the Author and Perfecter of our faith. Protect us from our own careless thoughts, hurtful words, and unloving actions. And keep us from being distracted by our selfish wants, our unhealthy desires, our self-centered thoughts on how things should be. Help us to embrace what you have in mind for us this week. May we rest in the truth of Psalm 86:13, ‘Great is your love toward me.’ God is is awesome that the Savior of the world would desire to spend time with us minutes this morning. Lord, help us to forever remember what a gift it is to sit with You like this. In the precious name of Jesus. Amen.