We Are Yours

When the righteous cry for help, Yahweh hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.  Yahweh is near tot he brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

-Psalm 34.17-18

Lord our God, our Father in heaven and on earth, we are thankful that you have a people to whom you say, “You are mine.” Grant that we too may belong to this people. Strengthen us in the faith that we belong to you, so that we can come to know your rule and your justice. Protect us on all the paths we follow during our time on earth. The times are evil, but come what may, every single one of us has in his heart the certainty, “We are yours.” You have long watched over us and kept us safe. Again and again we affirm, “We are yours, Lord our God, through Jesus Christ our Savior.” Amen.

-Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt