Our King, Creator and Lord of the Universe, all Creation worships You. All who are called by Your Name, most gracious Yahweh, stand in awe of You and one day, every knee shall bow, even those lost to perdition and cry out - Jesus Christ is Lord.
Father, as we come to the final week of what has to be the swiftest month ever, we stand grateful that You delivered us from the dominion of darkness, into the Kingdom of Your marvelous light.
While we were lost in our transgressions and stuck in the filthy miry clay, of rebellion, stubbornness and sin, like even some who call themselves Christians today, You turned to us and heard our cries.
While we waited patiently, You brought us up from the desolate pit.
While we were sinking in the quicksand of a vortex of sin, You set our feet upon a rock
You put a new song in our mouths. A hymn of praise to our God.
You put a new birth of freedom in our hearts. We rejoice, oh we rejoice.
You put a blanket of shalom over our troubled souls. You are the balm of Gilead
You put our bitterness aside and cause us to run to You. Then Jesus came.
Jesus came, oh Lord, and set us free
Jesus came, oh joy and happy are we
Jesus came, when the dark night threatened hopeless and fear
Jesus came, and fill our hearts with His loving care.
Lord, we are not proud. We are delight in You. We will sing mightily of Your wondrous works. We will tell the world, from the rooftops, even the mountaintops, of the great things You have done for us.
Your plans will not be thwarted. No man can defeat You. No devil or his demons can place obstacles or bad people in Your Way.
You are for Your Elect, dear Holy One of Israel. Your Eyes runneth to and fro across the whole earth in search of those few who remain loyal to You. Lord, here we are - send us. We have overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimonials to a lost and dying world of what a good, good Father You are. There is none like You. There is none like You.
So as we come to the end of one and the start of another, help us to remember that Time is in Your Hands. Our Time is in Your Hands. Eternity draweth nigh. Help us to not play games, to not sin or become narcissists and to not bring shame upon Your Holy Name.
Give us wisdom and direction, day by day, as the times are evil and we never know what one day would bring or the next. May we always trust You completely in everything we do, say, or think and may it all be for the Glory of God, Who sits on the Throne with the Mighty Savior, the Lord Jesus at His Side, in His Name I pray, amen.