Lord of armies, please stir up our hearts to know you as the living God. Help us to repent and turn away from the dead gods of our own making that we have scrapped together from your own beautiful creation. May our hearts instead lean in to you, the one who has given us all that we have, the one who pours out grace upon us day by day. Father, please stir up in us a longing to know you more, to walk in an awareness of your presence as we go about our day. Help us to put our strength in you and know that you alone can carry us through this life. Lord, you are truly good and all life and health and happiness seeps away without you. Thank you that we can shelter behind the shield of your anointed one, the Lord Jesus, and find true life in him. May we cling to him and trust in him always.