The Lord is our hiding place
and in Him we trust the deepest secrets of our hearts.
He knows our cares and concerns,
our faults and our transgressions;
and when the heat of the burden
has sapped our energies,
He restores us to His path with forgiveness.
Surrounding us in the songs
that speak of the Lord’s love,
the Holy Spirit guides us
on the way of Christ.
In the worship of this place
and in the relationships
God develops and encourages,
we find the counsel of the Gospel
spilled into life’s encounters.
May the Lord’s unfailing love
surround the activity of this day
so that we may rejoice and be glad
at the invitation to be His people.