Isaiah 6:1-7:25; 2 Corinthians 11:16-33; Psalm 54:1-7; Proverbs 23:1-3
“O God, save me by your name,
and vindicate me by your might.
O God, hear my prayer;
give ear to the words of my mouth.
For strangers have risen against me;
ruthless men seek my life;
they do not set God before themselves.
Behold God is my helper;
the Lord is the upholder of my life.
He will return the evil to my enemies;
in your faithfulness put an end to them.
With a free will offering I will
sacrifice to you;
I will give thanks to your name,
O Lord, for it is good.
For he has delivered me
from my every trouble
and my eye has looked in
triumph on my enemies.”
Lord, you come to us in all our weakness
and give us your strength.
When our knees grow weak
and we feel faint
from load of anxious care
you stand beside us
you keep us upright.
You help us carry on
do the next thing
survive another day.
Thank you for hearing our cries
for not despising our dependence
for gently leading us
through the danger zone.
You are with us in our aloneness
in our ‘missing-our loved-one’ time.
Your heart beats in time
pumps in rythm
to fill us with your
Breath of Life.
Thank you for sustaining us, Lord
when times are tough
the days are long
and the nights are even longer
May we rest in your
For Jesus’ sake,