Psalm 34:8–10 ‘Taste and see that the LORD is good. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.’
Lord, so many of us have tasted and experienced for ourselves just how good you are because you have heard our cries for mercy.
You have delivered us from evil;
You have saved so many of us from our sins.
We know you as the God who is good to undeserving sinners, the God who is good continually to his beloved people.
We know that in a broad sense, we have all, regardless of our spiritual state, experienced so much of your goodness, but we do ask that those of us who know you as good to us in Christ would drink more deeply of that goodness today as you, through him, pour into our lives further spiritual blessing, and we pray that there may be others who would taste of that goodness for the first time today.
May they come to know you as God in Christ
Who reaches out to the lost,
Who through the cross has provided for our salvation,
And who now invites us to come to your beloved Son that in him we might be justified.
Do draw near to us, our gracious, good, and loving God;
Bless us with your presence,
And the work of the Spirit in our hearts to stir us up to worship you with fervency and joy and to give us humble and teachable hearts that we might receive believingly and obediently your Word.
Forgive us, we pray, for our sins.
Cleanse us through Jesus’ blood from all unrighteousness.
And give us grace to glory in you.
Through Jesus we pray.
David Campbell and Sara Leone