Father, this is a day you have made. Help us to glorify you in it. This is a beautiful day, rain or shine, because you are in it. This is a life worth living, because you are in it. Whatever our trials, whatever our struggles, whatever our losses, whatever our highs or lows, you are our constancy. You are our rock, our shelter, our ‘holding on’ handle to sanity. Life is hard, death is hard, disease is hard, success is hard, prosperity is hard. This world will have struggles, good ones and bad ones. You told us, you warned us, you encouraged us. You will be with us. You will never leave us. Though the waters rise and the flames engulf us, you stand with us. The current will not sweep us away and the flames will not as much as singe our clothing. Wrap us in your love this day. Send us out into it and through it. Each step is a step closer to eternity of peace in your presence. Be glorified. I praise you in the name of Jesus, who gave his life to save us to your purpose. I praise you according to your perfect will. Amen.

” Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14 ESV)