The Lord Be With You Today!
Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you.
(When the Israelites saw the impending Assyrian army threat,
they turned their hearts in desperation to the Lord.
Today, when we see the enemy aligned against us,
when difficulties beset us,
when forces are coming at us beyond our control,
that is the time we look to the Lord for His intervention as our only hope.)
Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.
(In the time of distress and attack, when our own resources
are ineffective and inadequate to resist what is before us,
the Lord is our strength as we begin each new day.
Just as the Old Testament priests offered the morning sacrifice each morning,
so when we begin our day with a sacrifice of time spent with the Lord,
we are intentionally drawing on His strength for the day.
Then no matter what lies in our path,
we have His guidance because we have spent time
looking and hearing what the Father is doing
and accepting His invitation to join Him in His purposes for us for the day,
for He alone is our salvation today.)
May the Lord richly bless you this Day!
In Christ’s love,
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