Psalm 71:3 – Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
O Lord, you are a rock of refuge to which we may continually come.
May the guilty come and find release from the shackles of sin. For you are a God who delights to forgive the sins of your people.
May the lonely come and find genuine friendship with the one who sticks closer than a brother. For you said that you would not leave us as orphans but that you would come to us.
May the fearful come and find your intimate shepherding care and presence. For you have told us to fear no evil for you are with us and your rod and staff comfort us.
May the tempted come and find deliverance because you have been tempted just as we are yet without sin and you are willing to come to the aid of those of us who are tempted.
May the weary come and find rest. For you have said, Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden and you will find rest for your souls.
May the despairing come and find hope and a renewed commitment to persevere
May the doubting come and find a renewed capacity to trust you and your promises. For we acknowledge our struggle with unbelief and ask you to increase our faith.
May the grieving come and find comfort. For you are the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort.
May the joyful come and find their gratitude increased for your manifold blessings. For you supply us with every good gift to enjoy.
We pray this in the name of the One who is our only Rock and Fortress, Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN.
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