These words from Psalm 19 are a prayer that I have often used with our worship team before leading worship at Trinity Lutheran. This petition calls on God to consecrate us in thought and word, knowing that we are bold to call on God in this way, because God is the foundation of all we do (rock) and source of all we are (redeemer).
A little boy, called to recite the Lord’s Prayer, prayed, “Our Father, who art in heaven, how did you know my name?” As our Creator, our heavenly Father knows our name. God’s love is most clearly revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord. He is the Rock that cannot be moved, to whom we can cling to receive assurance of grace in this world and life in the world that is to come.
A little girl, looking at the night sky said, “If the bottom side of heaven is this beautiful, just think how wonderful the other side is going to be!”
May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our heart be filled with praise to the one who has redeemed us and upon whom we can always stand firm.
God of our future, draw us near to you in our present so that we rely now and always on your promises. Amen. — MH