Reading and Prayer – January 15

Reading: Matthew 4:8-11 

Next the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. “I will give it all to you,” he said, “if you will kneel down and worship me.”

“Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say,

‘You must worship the Lord your God

    and serve only him.’”

Then the devil went away, and angels came and took care of Jesus.


Father, You have granted me grace and mercy beyond what I deserve. You alone are worthy of my offering and my worship. Help me Lord to live a life that is pleasing to You and that aligns with your perfect plan for my life. Give me the wisdom to determine the wrong influences that will take me down the wrong path and help me avoid them. You know what is best for me so nurture in me the desire and diligence to seek Your will. Amen.