Amos 5:16-17 Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord: In every square there shall be lamentation, and in every street they shall cry, Alas! Alas! They shall summon the farmers to wail and professional mourners to lament, and in every vineyard there shall be lamentation when I pass through your midst, says the LORD.
“My child, watch and pray, then pray some more! Ready your lamps, trim the wicks and do not let apathy extinguish your flame. Instead, keep the light of faith burning brightly so that in the darkness the lost will find their way home. You do not know what is coming. Only grace can help you, but I have poured out grace abundantly; those who ask will receive, shaken down and overflowing. Open your hands and I will fill them. Then, knowing there is no end to what I give, go therefore and do the same. Let grace spill from your abundance to assist those who do not know how to ask. My child, do not tire of praying for the lost. Many are those who have prayed for you. In gratitude for the mercy shown to you, bring to my merciful heart each soul and especially those most in need of my mercy.”
Lord Jesus, this worthless sinner has much to be thankful for. By your grace I offer you all those whose hearts are far from you and all the lukewarm souls that anger you so much. Jesus I trust in you. Save souls! Amen.