God. Abba. Father.
We praise you for a new day! We sing and celebrate all you have done. We shout “Hallelujah!” as we see your glory day after day. Help us to look for you in the small simple things as well as the major accomplishments or surprises in our lives today.
We trust you and love to remember the ancient stories of your faithfulness, assured of the hope we have that you will continue to be faithful to our generation as well. For you are the God who keeps his promises to his children.
As we page through history, we see your ever-present hand. You have always been in charge, bringing justice and hope. You guided Noah, Abraham, Joseph, and Moses through dark and stormy times. Your favor rested on Esther and Ruth. You were faithful to David, Solomon, and Nehemiah.
You also gave your Holy Spirit to those who met your son Jesus face-to-face. You inspired and encouraged generations as the Church began to multiply throughout the centuries and spread the Good News around the globe.
We trust you are with us today, even as the world collectively faces, perhaps, its greatest challenge. You specialize in rescuing your people. Please, do it again. Bring us out of this great plague with shouts of joy. Bring peace to our lands. We turn our eyes to heaven. Lead us through this desert season, one step at a time.
We sing Hallelujah! We sing Hallelujah!
In the name of our great King, Jesus.