“That men may tell of the name of the Lord in Zion and His praise in Jerusalem, when the peoples are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the Lord.” (Psalm 102:21-22)
What is our purpose? Why did the Lord create us? We are to love the Lord and our neighbor – serving the Lord and serving one another knowing that He also has been serving us. It is not about self alone, but also the community in which you find yourself. The community begins with the Lord. Be gathered together and live in the realm of Zion. Know the Lord and know yourself.
Lord, this world is very isolating. There are people all around, yet I see that many, including myself, are often very isolated and alone. Help me, O Lord, to see that in You alone is the hope of life, for You created it. Guide me into the life which You have given by grace that I may live into the eternal life that You have promised. May I always serve You and my neighbor according to Your purpose.
Come, Holy Spirit, and guide me in the goodness of the life of one who dwells in Zion. Let Your name be on my lips and Your presence evident to those around me. May I do the bidding of the Father and learn to delight in the life into which I have been called. Grant that I be bold in faith and firm in conviction, gracious in action and loving to all who are around me, according to Your will . Amen.