Do we begin each day with an intentional prayer for God's grace? The Lord tells us that His grace is sufficient to face and overcome the daily challenges of life (2 Cor. 12:9). Paul tells us "not to receive the grace of God in vain" (2 Cor. 6:1), because this is our help. Grace gives us the courage to face the trials and moments of darkness from people and events, and be led into joyful victory. Let us ask for, and be open to, the gift of God's grace in our lives. Lord Jesus, fill us with Your grace, so that we may walk through the trials and struggles of this life, into the light and peace of Your saving presence and inherit the promise of eternal life. Amen.