A Song of Hope – “You Never Let Go”

I talked with a few different people this past week who are in the midst of some challenging situations. In the midst of our focus on hope this week, the following song came back to my mind. It speaks hope into our lives with the simple, yet profound, truth that God walks with us through the ups and downs of our lives. I hope it’s an encouragement to you today.

[This is a continuation of this week’s theme of “Beginning to Live with Hope.”]

Saturday Prayer 46

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27, NIV)

You said that Your sheep will hear Your voice,
That You would call them out and call them in

During this day,
Open my ear that I might hear Your voice
Give me discernment to hear what is from You
and what is from another source
May I obey Your still small voice
As I listen to You through all today’s circumstances

In my activities today, may I live in Your presence
In my words today, may I speak Your words of truth
In my thoughts, may my meditations flow from Your mind

In You and by You,

[This is part of a series of prayer posts in 2012 that began here.]

Saturday Prayer 45

All around me in the natural world, I see reminders of who You are, oh God.
Every season reveals Your person and glory.

In the beauty of deep skies,
in the variegated contrasting colors of falling leaves,
in the slanting shadows of autumn’s sunlight

All these things remind me that You are here
ever and always
You are God unchanging
in Your creativity and power

I praise You.

[This is part of a series of prayer posts in 2012 that began here.]

Saturday Prayer 20

For this God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even to the end. (Psalm 48:14)

Lord, You are my God. In all that happens in and around my life, I turn my meditations to You – the only God.

Who is like You? Who is good and living like You? Who is patient and merciful like You? Who is righteous and just like You? Who is faithful and truthful like You? There is no one. Not in all the earth or in the expansive universe is there to be found any other being like You.

Around and within each moment, You are already here. I listen. I stop. You are already here. Like air that surrounds me unnoticed yet fills my lungs and brings me life, You are here bringing me life. Like sunshine that steadily glimmers over the waking earth bringing light and warmth, You are here lighting my life and warming my soul.

I rest and am still in Your presence.

[This is part of a series of prayer posts in 2012 that began here.]

Saturday Prayer 18


there is no one like You
You are worthy of praise and glory
for You created this world from nothing
with a word You brought forth all the wonders of creation
and in Your ultimate Word, Jesus the Messiah,
You brought the wonders of new creation
to our sin-wracked earth
I praise You for Your power to create
I praise You for the wisdom of Your ways
I praise You for the beauty of Your creativity
I praise You for Your mercy to me, others, and this world

[This is part of a series of prayer posts in 2012 that began here.]