Almighty Redeemer, I love the songs of ascent in your Word. They give me hope. Forgive us, Father, for we have sinned against a Holy God. Forgive us and revive us once again to your glory and honor. I pray your Word over the nations:
“Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!
O Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my pleas for mercy!
If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness,
that you may be feared.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the Lord!
For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.
And he will redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.” (Psalm 130 ESV)
..in the precious name of Jesus, and according to your perfect will, Father. Amen.