We lift up our praise to You, O God, whose mercy is never-failing!
You for not just forgiving us for our manifold faults,
but blessing us abundantly. You protect us like a mother bird hovers
over her chicks; your wings spread over us to shield us and protect us
from harm. You have placed us in a land You have made to bloom; our
hills and fields are cloaked with fruit and grain. You have blessed us
beyond imagining, and we raise hymns of praise as we proclaim our awe.
You make our desert hearts to blossom: let us respond in kind to each
Knowing You are always with us and dazzled by your Love, we ask
that You look with favor on these, your servants today, as we place our
prayers and concerns before You.