Through the thud of bullets, the explosion of bombs, the cries–
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Through the plane crashes, shootings, the beheadings–
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Through the posturing, the moving of borders, the bullying of the weak–
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Through the yelling, the wounding, the self-preservation, and the stinking lukewarm apathy–
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Through all the roller coaster emotions, the roller coaster finances, the promotions or the waiting, the good jobs and the not so good ones–
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Through the days passing so quickly we can’t keep up–
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Through the adventures of seeing more of Your world, the following of Your lead, the battles won–
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Through the birthdays, the goals achieved, the triumph of simply staying on task day after daily day–
Great is Thy Faithfulness

Lord, this world You created for good has fallen so far from You. So much hatred, suffering, sin. Yet You remain. And so do Your promises for hope. We cling to You.

We pray for the hurting; please heal body and soul. We pray for the good guys fighting against evil; may they prevail. We pray for the responders; please still their minds.

Lord, give our world leaders wisdom. We need You in order to move forward. We pray for our nation. God we need You. Please pour out Your Spirit. Bring us to repentance. Turn our destructive culture. Heal our land.

We pray for our warriors working around the world, on the edge of confrontation with so much hardship. Lord, please give the deployed the safety, the rest, the comfort, the fortitude they need. May Your presence cheer and guide.

O God, our Father, we especially pray for our warriors who are heart-sick, who have no idea they are wasting away inside, and no idea how to fix it. You are the ultimate physician, and we pray for soul-healing. Help us to help these people. We so need that pardon for sin and peace that only You have.

Lord, thank You for the word “new.” A new season, new mercies, a new day, and You making us new. Teach us to number these days. We know we can follow You–because You are good. Unchanging. Forgiving.

We go forth, Lord! With strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow–You give blessings overflowing!

“Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

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