Psalm 46

(inspired by Psalm 46:1)
God you are our safe place to hide.
You are our mighty fortress.
You are our ever present help in time of need.
We can and do turn to you in the midst of our troubles.
And Lord our world is full of difficulties.
Lord we may feel afraid, but it does not overcome us
Because we know we can put our trust in you.
Your love and grace are like streams of water in the desert.
Your joy comes splashing down upon us.
Your refresh and renew us like rain coming down on the earth.
Bring your water of life to those who are thirsty
and living in a dry and weary land.
Where there are wars, bring your peace.
Where there is starvation, fill the empty bellies.
Where there is despair, bring your hope.
Where there is animosity, bring your reconciliation.
Where there is abuse, bring your tender mercies,
Where there is poverty, bring your charity.
Where there is illness, bring your healing.
Where there is grief, bring your gentleness.
Where there is injustice, bring your justice.
Lord you are mighty fortress, our strong deliverer.
In you we put our trust and release ourselves into your hands.

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