We come together in your courts to hear the stories of your goodness and providence. You are here with us and invite us to listen and understand how you have been with us and our ancestors. You deliver us from the Intruder who conspires against us. You take the very tools meant to harm us and turn them into our blessings. Your mercy, grace, and blessings are more than we can comprehend.
We enter your sacred prayer space seeking your guidance. You have placed your commandments before us. We have been burdened with the weight of guilt from the sins of our ancestors and from our own decisions that distance us from you. Draw near to us and tell us once again of your promises to prosper us and not to harm us. We know life goes better if we follow your ways. Give us strength to follow you today.
O Great Shepherd, your loving kind words, “Comfort, comfort my people,” bring healing and joy. Thank you for your loving embrace as you carry us in your arms and as we hear your loving heartbeat saying, “I love you, my Beloved.” Your faithfulness is overwhelming. Thank you for leading us gently on our journey to Bethlehem.
I feel peace and purity with you today, Loving LORD, and thank you for…
Fill us with your peace and reassurance that when we follow you and place our faith in you, we will want for nothing. We trust that you go before us and prepare food and lodging, clothes and protection for our journey each day. Your blessings are new every morning!
We enter your sacred prayer space singing songs of celebration for your goodness and faithfulness. There is no other like you. Wherever we go, people have heard of you. Even if they hear and choose to disregard the truth, you do not change. You have never changed and never will. Where else can we go? There is no other who can faithfully hold us with your promises.