I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121 NIV
Thank You for waking us this morning–with a heart and mind to praise You–to seek Your face while we’re able to do so. We know we can look to You to help us in every situation that may arise in our lives–for You are our source–of everything we need. We thank You for watching over us–day and night--never allowing us to slip or slide in the pits of darkness or any of the traps the enemy has laid out for us. We thank You for watching over us as we go in and come out of our homes, our schools, our workplaces and everywhere we go–You make Your presence known.
We thank You for the sun that warms, the moon that shines in the darkness and the stars that cause us to marvel and hope beyond what we see. We thank for the summer heat and rain and the cold that helps to regulate our climate. We thank You for the use of our limbs that work--some days better than others–as we lift our hands in praise of You and use our fingers to spread hope and joy by sharing The Word of encouragement for all who may have a feint heart.
We thank You for a time of silence we use introspection and reflection about we see and do. We thank You for always speaking a word to our hearts–guiding us on our daily mission so we might encourage ourselves and those around us. We thank You for the invention of all the technological platforms that give us avenues to speak up and out against injustices everywhere and to fight against hate and bigotry wherever we see it spring into action.
And most of all–we thank You for not only speaking to the hearts of all who have decisions to make regarding this great, but also for giving them the desire to hear and obey, making the interests of the nation a priority over political party affiliation.
Now, Lord look upon each of us and ignite in us a desire to do all that is right and live a life that is pleasing to You and You alone. If You find anything in us that is not like You, remove it and re-direct our thoughts so we will not bring shame to Your name. Though we are not perfect, we know we serve a perfect God, flawless–omnipotent–merciful and loving, taking of Your imperfect, children.
You, O Lord are all that is Holy, and True and we submit ourselves to Your molding to shape and prune–making us more like You.
In Jesus’ name we pray and thank You, Amen!