Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:23-25)
Hymn ELH 84:3,4 Jesus, Sun of Righteousness
Thou our only Hope and Guide,
Never leave us nor forsake:
In Thy light may we abide
Till the endless morning break,
Moving to Thy holy hill
Onward, upward, homeward still.
Lead us all our days and years
In Thy straight and narrow way;
Lead us through this vale of tears
To the land of perfect day,
Where Thy people, fully blest,
Near Thy throne forever rest.
Heavenly Father, as the day for Your Son’s return draws near, prepare my heart to receive Him. Forgive me my sins and help me to provide encouragement to my brothers and sisters in the faith. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.