March 1 for Gabe ClouserReceiving God’s Forgiveness through Prayer by Jose Torres

Psalm 40: 1-2

I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.

He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire.

He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.

God of hope, we gather to give thanks and praise for the way you lift us up and set us on the firm foundation of your abiding presence.  God of miraculous grace, we honor and bless your healing powers.