6th Sunday of Easter
Psalm 66:8-20 paraphrased by Pastor William
Come on people, praise God,
say it loud enough to be heard;
God keeps us alive and well,
we walk on solid ground.
God, you purify us;
just like silver is purified.
You brought us into your realm;
you turned up the heat;
bullies challenged us;
fires and storms surrounded us;
but you brought us safely through it.
So, I come to you with my whole heart;
I return a portion to your work,
of what you first gave me;
I sing your praise every day
my mouth is full of your wonders.
I give you the best of what I have;
I support your work first,
then I spend the rest on my wants.
Let all with ears hear,
as I tell you what God did for me.
God did not ignore me;
God heard my prayers,
my cries, my fears,
God was with me every step of the way;
propping me up and loving me.
God, you stayed with me through my toughest times;
Wow! You really do love me!