I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing your praise;
2 I bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things
your name and your word.
3 On the day I called, you answered me;
my strength of soul you increased.
4 All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord,
for they have heard the words of your mouth,
5 and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
for great is the glory of the Lord.
6 For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly,
but the haughty he knows from afar.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and your right hand delivers me.
8 The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands.
The Lord is near to those who call on his name. He is never too busy for you. He doesn’t need to make time for you simply because time works for him. Sit at his feet. Leave all curiosity alone. Be happy to be with Christ the savior of the world. In him we live and move and have our being. By his cross he has made us worthy. Happy are those who believe that Christ loves them. Cast your burdens unto Jesus for he cares for you. Greater is the Holy Spirit that is within you than he that is in the world. Fear not for the Lord is with you. God works out good for all those who are called according to his purpose. Give thanks therefore to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.