Our God is Always Near

Our God is Always Near

It is so good to be able to come to you about everything in prayer, Lord God. You are the King of availability, of openness, of closeness, of presence; you are the great “I AM with you” God.

You are carefully, completely, joyfully, intimately involved in the details of our lives, not controlling our actions, but leading us in living wisely while graciously arranging events around us for our good. You are guiding and protecting us through the maze of happenings each day, helping us to live a life worthy of you, opening us to receive your joy and peace, causing us to overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

You, Lord Jesus, are the Superb Shepherd, the Good Guide, the Powerful Protector, the Perfect Provider, the Gracious Giver, the Lavish Lover of our souls.

We praise and thank you for the magnificent privilege of being your children, of having been snatched from the jaws of eternal death, the slavery of sin, and the dominion of darkness. In you we now walk in the light, clothed in eternal life and reveling in your love—all undeserved, all flowing from your gracious and good heart.

You, Lord Jesus, are worthy of exaltation, of glorification, of being lifted up before all creation. May the sweet smell of worship, honor and praise, of trust, thanksgiving and obedience rise from my life to you throughout this day.