Psalm 67:1-2 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine on us—so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.
Three things we ask God! 1st: Show us your unmerited favor, as your people that are loved not because we are lovely, that are your's not because we have paid our dues, that our heirs and stewards of all your goodnewss not because we are comptetent but because we are loved. 2nd: Continue to cause the work of hour hands to prosper, our work to flourish and to cause flourishing. Give us new life. 3rd: Like a Father smiles upon his newborn child, like a husband beams over his new bride, like you tell us you do, give us your smile--help us know that we are pleasing to you. Help us to see the smile that ours in Jesus and to live confident that behind all that obscures our sight that you do delight in us your children.
As you answer Father, we know and trust who you are will be made known to our families, to our neighbors, to our neighborhoods, to our city, and even to the uttermost ends of the earth. You are full of value and you want to make that value known--and you promise that value is made known when you do answer our prayers. So God answer because you care about your child and about being known. We want you to get what you want--so we pray and trust that knowledge of you comes as you work in, through and for us, your children.