We come to you today to offer you our praise and worship. We praise you for who you are, for your majesty, and for your unmatched glory. We are grateful for your unbounded grace and unconditional mercy, for loving us beyond what we can even imagine.
Father, during this Lenten season, we are reminded again of our sinfulness and of our need for redemption. We come to you with deep gratitude for the cross and for the resurrected life, for cleansing us of our sins and forgiving our trespasses. As we remember, we offer you our whole lives, again. We relinquish all control of our lives and give you the lordship and sovereignty over our whole lives.
God, we live in a troubled world, especially this last year. In Lebanon, we face trauma after trauma and crisis after crisis. In the middle of all this hardship, we are experiencing your delivering love and provisions. We are grateful for your Church and the way you are working through it to bring hope and meaning to a hopeless world. We pray for our local churches that they continue to be the salt and light that you called them to be, that they would continue to proclaim your love and deliverance in word and deed.
We are also grateful for the work that you are doing through CBM’s partners all over the globe. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to participate in your vast work in this needy world. We pray for strength, wisdom, resilience, and bold witness for all our CBM staff and partners. We pray that you keep us faithful in participating in your mission in the world.
Strengthen us, Father, teach us to do your will, give us pure minds and hearts, protect us from our own sinfulness, comfort us when we are disturbed, and disturb us when we are too comfortable.
We love you, we praise you, and we give you all glory.
Elie and Mireille Haddad