Praise be to you, Lord, for your great and gracious heart. Praise you that you look down and see every single person on this earth; you are aware of each one’s needs, desires, suffering, rebellion and anger.
I praise you that you work in the life of each, believer or not, to supply their needs: “… your Father in heaven…causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” Matt. 5:45).
You bring each one help: “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psa. 34:18).
And most importantly you offer opportunity for all to enter your Kingdom “when he [the Holy Spirit] comes, he will convict the world [everyone] of sin, righteousness, and judgment….” (John 16:8-10).
Psalm 146:7 “He upholds the cause of the oppressed”
[You, Heavenly Father, went right to the core of the issue and provided an escape from the sources of oppression: Satan, sin and self. All other oppression we experience flows out of these three.
Praise be to you, Lord Jesus, for paying the price of great, deep, profound, excruciating suffering to provide the only possible way out from this oppression. Praise you that you give grace, guidance and goodness to your children in the midst of every oppression so we can rise above it.]
“and gives food to the hungry.”
[You are the One who provides our daily bread, you give enough to live on and you give us the freedom to share this with others, supplying for their needs. Help us not to squander or withhold from others the abundance you constantly give. We praise you that you are wonderfully generous and give freely, fully to all.]
Help us to recognize the marvelous supply you give us every day in the unending stream of gifts, help and guidance you pour into our lives. Help us to live in the light of your love and to bring honor to you in all we do.