“Hear, O LORD, and have mercy on me; LORD, be my helper!” You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.
Father, you’re a God of reconciliation and redemption. You are capable of more than I could ever ask or imagine.
Would you be my helper today? Turn my sadness into joy. It’s so easy to stay in the depths of sadness and self-pity, but draw me out of the darkness.
Please protect my family and comfort their hearts. Show them what joy is. Thank you that you want only the very best for us and won’t leave us alone in our misery.
In Christ’s name, amen.