A Psalm of Gratitude
By Tim Hart
Lord of the heavenly host, creator of families,
You saw the community in shambles
A people adrift
You raised up Your children to partner with You in pastoring this group
And drew many to Yourself to journey alongside
To make a whole body out of a broken mess
Roger, a pastor with the heart of a counselor
Donna, seeking ever to heal and equip the Church
Susan, who showed us how to sing in the middle of the storm
Mark, whose smoldering fire for the Holy Spirit helped discern the way
Tim Lucas, who showed us how to be transparent and sing joy out of brokenness
Gyle, ever seeking the one best way, found that it’s simply Jesus
Alyssa, who held everything together and never complained
Seth, churning deep waters in secret and bringing up treasures to share
Jon, a public speaker, just waiting to come alive
Brooke, helping us all find our spot at Jesus’ feet
Anna, a contagious joy and fierce devotion to Father
Dayne, full of compassion, welcoming all to the Father’s table
Cindy, a heart for children, women, and all of Christ’s body
Andrea, mighty in power, insight, and birthday raps
Laurie, the most faithful of all
Zack, the tech wunderkind, who is wonderful with kids, too
Paul, servant of all and profoundly profound
Elders, prayer, serving, loving us without fail
And hundreds of others exercising their gifts in obedience and in joy
Father, You have called us each by name and adopted us into Your family
You have crossed our paths for this season and we bask in your goodness towards us
Pour out your blessing upon these, Your servants
May they know You more deeply and richly than ever before.
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