Eternal God our Father,
We join our hearts to our voices
to give you honor and praise.
Immortal, invisible, God only wise
In light inaccessible, hid from our eyes
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days
Almighty, victorious; Thy great name we praise
We come together to shout with joy – to worship with gladness – to come before you with joyful songs – because you are most blessed, most glorious, and the Name that is above all names. You are . . .
Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might
Thy justice, like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love
Hear us today as we praise you – the LORD God Almighty – above Whom nothing and no one is greater – our all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving God. We pray that your justice will reign where injustice currently prevails – that your goodness will reign where evil and oppression currently prevail – and that your love will reign where hatred and strife currently prevail. Whether between countries, in our own government, or in our individual families, we affirm that You rule with justice, goodness, and love.
To all, life Thou givest, to both great and small
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree
And wither and perish, but naught changeth Thee
You give and sustain all life – and your heart grieves over the sin that destroys lives. You are good – your love is unshakable and never ending – and you will never, NEVER, be anything other than faithful to us. And so, we ask that You bring to naught all that destroys life – the abortion of the unborn, the euthanasia of the infirm, the neglect of the poor and elderly, the bondage of addiction in all its forms, and the epidemic of murder and mass shootings. Although this is a fallen and sinful and hurting and evil world, you remain the . . .
Great Father of glory, Pure Father of light
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight
All praise we would render; O help us to see
‘Tis only the splendor of light hideth Thee
Jesus taught us to pray for your kingdom to come and your will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. That is our prayer indeed, O Father. May this world – your world – be filled with righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. May your glory fill this world just like the waters fill the seas. We long for the day when that will truly happen, and we pray “Even so, come Lord Jesus!”