Prayer based on Matthew 23:20. Themes: Oaths, Authority, Holiness.
Dear Lord, I come before you in humble submission, acknowledging that when I swear by the altar, I am also swearing by everything on it. I claim the promise that comes with this declaration, knowing that you are faithful to fulfill your word. Help me to always honor and respect the altar, and to remember the weight of my words when I make a vow. Thank you for your grace and mercy, and for the assurance that you will always keep your promises. Amen.
Verse: He therefore who swears by the altar, swears by it and by everything on it.
This is a Both.
Summary: The verse commands the reader to honor their oaths made by the altar and promises that such oaths are binding and encompass everything on the altar.