Great is your faithfulness

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. -Lamentations 3:22-23

Because of the Lord’s great love

Thank you, God, for loving me. 

Your love feels so big and all-consuming, 

but other times, I forget your presence. 

Yet, you remind me of your greatness – 

in the beauty of creation, 

the stillness of a night sky, 

community coming together, 

the birth of a child, 

your grace in bread and wine, 

a drop of water claiming us as beloved. 

 

We are not consumed

But I feel lost, and weighed down. 

The world and yoru people are groaning in pain 

and drowning in arguments. 

I can’t see the way forward. 

I worry for this planet and your people. 

I wonder if we’ll ever be able to talk and listen to one another. 

 

For his compassions never fail 

Help me remember your compassion – 

for me, the sick, 

the lonely, the weary, 

the caregivers, the uncertain. 

Wrap us all in this love to calm our hearts 

and ease our minds, 

to let us know we are not alone. 

 

They are new every morning

I rise and take a breath – 

you are with me, God. 

With every sunrise you remind me the world goes on 

and you are here in the days of my life. 

In eating and drinking, 

caring for children, 

work and play, 

sleeping and rising, 

I see your mercies anew. 

 

Great is your faithfulness

In every minute and every hour

Each new day and week

From year to year, thank you God. 

Your presence is calling me to you

Over and over reminding me to see you in all I do

And in everyone I meet, and everywhere I go. 

Great is your faithfulness

For me and the world. 

Your faithfulness I long for, 

Today and everyday. 

Amen. 

 

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