Monday, February 18 — Psalm 26
2 Chronicles 25:5–26:15; Acts 23:12–24
God wounds, but he binds up; he strikes, but his hands heal. Job 5:18
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7
God of compassion, we come humbly before you, asking your assistance in comforting us in grief, healing us in pain, encouraging us in sorrow, and loving us through the strains of life. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.