Strong and Present One, “our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,” we awaken when day is new and draw near to You for strength and guidance. May we be ever so thankful for a new day for renewal ….
So often life offers up challenges to our minds, our spirits, even our very lives. God, were it not for Your reassuring presence, how would we find the courage to live? The body of believers throughout all ages has been sustained in every land and tongue by Your graciousness ….
Today, may we face the challenges we confront with confidence that there will truly be “joy in the morning,” for You, O God, are with us. Send us into this day, Lord God, knowing that You alone have sovereignty over our lives …..
We humbly confess our need for You today. We need Your healing and Your grace. We need hope restored. We need to be reminded that You work on behalf of those You love, constantly, powerfully, completely …..
Forgive us for trying to fix our situations all on our own. Forgive us for running all different directions and spinning our wheels to find help, when true help and healing must be, can ONLY be found in You ….
Forgive us for forgetting how much we need you, above everyone and everything else. We come to You today and bring You the places we are hurting ….
You know where we need to be set free. You know all of the strongholds we try to battle in secret and in silence. We ask for Your healing and grace to cover every broken place. Every wound. Every heartache. Thank You that You are able to do far more than we could ever imagine. Thank You for Your Mighty Power that acts on behalf of your children ….
We reach out to You, and know that You are restoring and redeeming every place of difficulty, every battle, for Your greater glory. Though some days feel too hard, though we’re hurting, struggling, grieving and the battle is fiercely raging at every turn; we thank You in the midst of it all, because You haven’t left us to fend for ourselves ….
Forgive us for doubting you are there. Forgive us for thinking you’ve forgotten. Forgive us for believing we somehow know the better way ….
You are fully trustworthy. You are All Powerful. You are Able. You are Lord over every situation no matter how difficult it may seem. You are Healer and will never waste the grief we carry today ….
We pray for those who grieve today. We ask for Your comfort to surround those who weep. We pray for the peace of Your presence to cover all those struggling this day. We lay it all down at Your feet this morning; every burden, every care, fully assured of Your grace and provision which is sufficient for us to let them all go …
We gratefully give honor and praise to You for You are worthy of all of our thanks. In the mighty Name of Jesus we place our petitions and requests before You, Gracious God. Hear our prayers as we wait for Your peace. Guard our hearts and may all of our speech and actions be centered on You and Your kingdom to come that You may be glorified ….
“Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distress. He sent forth His word and healed them, and He delivered them from their destructions. O that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness and unfailing love.” (Psalm 107:19-21).