GO DEEPERPrepare your heart this week to seek the Lord, particularly in preparation for our series on prayer which begins next Sunday.Align your heart and life with the compassion of God found through faith in Jesus Christ.Spend time this week asking the Lord to convict you of any sin that He wants to help you overcome and leave behind.Ask the Lord to forgive you and then spend some time rejoicing in the Lord’s promise to forgive. Read 1 John 1:9.Being right with God is always first a matter of the heart. Read Luke 18:9–14.This week, intentionally approach the Lord through prayer in a way that reflects the tax collector rather than the Pharisee.Choose humility this week, particularly when you are tempted to choose pride.The exaltation of the tax collector was forgiveness. In your forgiveness through faith in Jesus, demonstrate your joy to someone in your life. Share with them the amazing experience of God’s compassion and how joy has filled your life.If you have questions or need prayer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.