Because of Christ and our faith in him,
we can now come boldly
and confidently into God’s presence.
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources
he will empower you with inner strength through his spirit.
And may you have the power to understand,
as all God’s people should,
how wide, how long, how high,
and deep his love is.
Ephesians 3:12, 16, 18
My heart is confident in you, O God;
my heart is confident…
God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not fear when earthquakes come
and the mountains crumble into the sea.
Let the oceans roar and foam.
Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!
I hear the tumult of the raging seas
as your waves and surging tides sweep over me.
But each day the LORD pours out his unfailing love upon me,
and through each night I sing his songs,
praying to God who gives me life.
…I am the LORD your God,
who stirs up the sea, causing its waves to roar.
My name is the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.
And I have put my words in your mouth
and hidden you safely in my hand.
I stretched out the sky like a canopy
and laid the foundations of the earth…
Commit everything you do to the LORD.
Trust him, and he will help you.
Be still in the presence of the LORD,
and wait patiently for him to act.
Psalm 37:5, 7
…this is the way to have eternal life—
to know you, the only true God,
and Jesus Christ,
the one you sent to earth.
I am trusting you, O LORD,
saying, “You are my God!”
My future is in your hands…
You are my God
and I will praise you.
You are my God
and I will exalt you.
Psalm 31:14-5; 118:28
The LORD is my light and my salvation—
so why should I be afraid?
The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
so why should I tremble?
The one thing I ask of the LORD—
the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
delighting in the LORD’s perfections
and meditating in his Temple.
Hear me as I pray, O LORD.
Be merciful and answer me!
My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.”
Psalm 27:1, 4, 7-8
…I come to your altar, O LORD,
singing a song of thanksgiving
and tell of all your wonders.
I love your sanctuary, LORD,
the place where your glorious presence dwells.
Now I stand on solid ground,
and I will publicly praise the LORD.
Psalm 26:7-8, 12