Let us lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven.
Who is like the Lord our God, who dwells on high, who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in the heavens and in the earth? § To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. § I spread out my hands to You; my soul longs for You like a thirsty land … Do not hide Your face from me, lest I be like those who go down into the pit. Cause me to hear Your loving- kindness in the morning, for in You do I trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. § Rejoice the soul of Your servant, for to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.
Whatever you ask in My name, that I will do.
Lam. 3:41; Ps. 113:5–6; 25:1; 143:6–8; 63:3–4; 86:4–5; John 14:13
Watchman, what of the night?
It is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
Learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors … Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning—yes, more than those who watch for the morning.
He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
Watch … for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
Isa. 21:11; Rom. 13:11–12; Matt. 24:32–33, 35;
Ps. 130:5–6; Rev. 22:20; Matt. 25:13