This prayer began with a single verse last Tuesday morning, but by end of the day it had grown to four!
Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the LORD our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care.
(Psalm 95:6-7; NLT).
1. You watch our rise, Lord,
And our fall;
You lift us up,
And love us all.
2. You know each triumph, gain,
You grieve, and help us
Bear our cross.
3. You send our good times,
And our bad;
You comfort us
When we are sad.
4. You share our laughter,
Sickness, tears –
And guide our steps
Through all the years.
You guide me.
(Psalm 73:24; NLT).
Verse 1: They may rise high, but they have no assurance of life (Job 24:22; NLT).
What is the price of two sparrows – one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it (Matthew 10:29; NLT).
In his love and mercy he redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).
He loves us with unfailing love; the LORD’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise the LORD! (Psalm 117:2; NLT).
Verse 2: Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens (Psalm 68:19; NIV).
Verse 3: I create the light and make the darkness. I send good times and bad times. I, the LORD, am the one who does these things (Isaiah 45:7; NLT).
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us (2 Corinthians 1:4; NLT).
Verse 4: In all their suffering he also suffered (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).
Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life (Psalm 23:6; NIV).