Heavenly Father, We have a choice.  THIS IS WHAT THE LORD SAYS:  “STOP AT THE CROSSROADS AND LOOK AROUND.  ASK FOR THE OLD GODLY WAY, AND WALK IN IT.  TRAVEL ITS PATH, AND YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.  (NLT) Jeremiah 6:16 

But there is so little rest.  We all do everything at such a rapid pace.  Hurry, hurry, hurry!  And we continue on our own way without looking to You for guidance, rest, refreshment and peace.  We reply, ‘NO, THAT’S NOT THE ROAD WE WANT!’ “THEREFORE, LISTEN TO THIS, ALL YOU NATIONS . . .  LISTEN, ALL THE EARTH!  I WILL BRING DISASTER ON MY PEOPLE.  IT IS THE FRUIT OF THEIR OWN SCHEMES, BECAUSE THEY REFUSE TO LISTEN TO ME.  THEY HAVE REJECTED MY WORD.”  (NLT) Jeremiah 6:18-19

Heavenly Father, please forgive us for ignoring Your Word, for looking for temporary pleasure insteading of lasting peace.  We don’t deserve Your Mercy, but we seek it because of Your infinite love for Your creation.  We don’t deserve Your Grace, but we long for Grace because that brings us closer to You.

Please help us to speak Your Name boldly to those who have rejected You, that they may experience the peace that comes only through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  In His Name ~ Amen