Father, it is another Wonderful Wednesday morning and we hope every one of those who worship you will wake up joyfully and make the voice of their praise be heard. Come quickly and remove the stale smell of weak and meaningless faith. Stir our hearts to reach out to You, the One who first gave us life. You are our hope, Father. Our confidence and our strength. You have sustained us ever since we called out to your Son. You have been our strength and our hope, and our praise will always be for You.
You have been our refuge from one generation to another. Before the mountains were brought forth, or the land and the earth were born, from age to age you are God. You turn us back to the dust and say, “Go back, O child of earth.” For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past and like a watch in the night.
We will follow you and lay aside anything that would distract us from our pursuit of Your presence and Your Kingdom. And even during the most tumultuous times You comfort us and say, “Be still and know that I am God.*
Lord God, Almighty and Everlasting Father, you have brought us safely to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, so we will not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in everything we do, direct our steps to fulfill your purpose and plans for our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen! ~Nickolas Hiemstra