O Lord, we ask that You, as You did in the life of your son and Prophet David, will be mindful of our needs and burdens and that You will “lift us” from what bears us down up into the joy that he (David) describes as “dancing” which speaks not of being merely pleased but of the overwhelming joy that causes one to leap around with their joy! Likewise, we ask that you will take the paltry things in which we have managed to cloth ourselves and in which the world and society in which we live has foisted upon and that You will cloth us with great gladness – a contentment and satisfaction due to our focus with our Father and Master. Let us say as David did, with surety and a definite voice:
Mourning into dancing
You have loosened my sackcloth and
Clothed me with gladness (Psalm 30:11)
O Lord – We bless You for your caring for Your Children and for the fact that You see and respond in our experiences day by day!