daily prayer with scripture

Each morning on Monday through Thursday, Pastor Young-Mee Park will send an email with a Bible verse and prayer. If you would like to receive these emails, please subscribe to our enews by clicking here

  • thursday, april 29

    Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort me. (Psalm 23: 4)

    Even when the way goes through Death Valley, we fear no danger because you walk at our side. Even when we hit arid deserts and barren wilderness, we are not afraid because you are with us. Your rod and your staff— they protect us. Your trusty shepherd’s crook – it comforts us. Be our Shepherd, Good Lord. We are your sheep. Amen. 

  • wednesday, april 28

    Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. (1 John 3:18)

    Love not just in word or speech, but in truth and action – this is what you showed us, and this is what you call us to. You gave your life for us, and you want us to do the same – to give our lives for each other. May we care and share, deeply and truthfully, as you did with us. May we love and serve, freely and joyfully, as you did for us. Amen.

  • tuesday, april 27

    “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. (John 10: 11-12)

    There are so many “hired hands” out there who do not care about us, the sheep! They are only in it for their own interest. But to you, Jesus, we matter! You know us. And you care for us. You are even willing to lay down your own life for us. May we listen to you and you only! May we follow you and you only, that we may have life and have it abundantly. Amen.

  • monday, april 26

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long. (Psalm 23: 6)


    Jesus, our Good Shepherd, your goodness and mercy chase after us wherever we go. Jesus, our Good Shepherd, your grace and love pursue us all the days of our lives. When we feel lost, help us remember that you are there to guide us on right paths. When we feel weighed down, help us remember that you are there to restore our souls. May hang on to this truth and never let it go. Amen.

  • thursday, april 22

    Many people say,

    “We can’t find goodness anywhere.

    The light of your face has left us, Lord!” 

    But you have filled my heart with more joy

    than when their wheat and wine are everywhere!

    (Psalm 4: 6-7, Common English Bible)

    There are many who say that they can’t find goodness anywhere. There are many who say that you do not exist, that you have left us. But, you, O God, have filled our hearts with joy – a joy that is more and better than when wheat and whine are everywhere! Your joy is our strength, O God. Fill us with your strength, fill us with your joy! Amen.

  • wednesday, april 21

    But friends, that’s exactly who we are: children of God. And that’s only the beginning. Who knows how we’ll end up! What we know is that when Christ is openly revealed, we’ll see him—and in seeing him, become like him. All of us who look forward to his Coming stay ready, with the glistening purity of Jesus’ life as a model for our own. (Acts 3: 2-3, The Message)

    You call us your children. And you are saying that this is only the beginning! May we see you in Christ Jesus, O God. And, seeing, may we become like him. With the purity of his life as a model, may we grow more loving and more holy each day. Looking forward to your Coming, may we stay ready. Amen.

  • tuesday, april 20

    “Now it’s time to change your ways! Turn to face God so he can wipe away your sins, pour out showers of blessing to refresh you, and send you the Messiah he prepared for you, namely, Jesus. (Acts 3:19, The Message)

    Wipe it away, O God, our shame and guilt, regrets and disappointments! Wipe it away, O God, our fear and doubt, remorse and grief! Wipe it all away, O God, anything that binds, distorts, or diminishes us! Pour out your blessings upon us that we may be refreshed and begin anew. In the name of our Risen Lord we pray. Amen.

  • monday, april 19

    He said to them, “Why are you startled? Why are doubts arising in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet. It’s really me! Touch me and see, for a ghost doesn’t have flesh and bones like you see I have.” (Luke 24: 38-39, Common English Bible)


    We are often startled and have doubts arising in our hearts. But you assure us that you are with us in flesh and bones. Give us eyes to see you, O Jesus. Grant us hearts to believe you, O Christ. May we make this life’s journey fully aware of your presence, fully relying on your grace. In your holy name we pray. Amen.

  • thursday, april 15

    The apostles continued to bear powerful witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and an abundance of grace was at work among them all. (Acts 4:33, Common English Bible)

    You want us to bear witness to your resurrection in this world. You want us to be your hands and feet, so that an abundance of grace may flow through us into our communities and the world. Grant us grace, O God. Transform us from hesitant flowers to bold witnesses to your resurrection. Amen.

  • wednesday, April 14

    Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. (John 20: 21-22) 

    Breathe on us, O Christ, and fill us with life anew. Breathe on us, O Christ, until our hearts are pure and that our will is one with yours. Breathe on us, O Christ, that we may receive your Spirit and love the way you love. In your name and Spirit we pray. Amen.

  • tuesday, april 13

    Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” (John 10:27)

    O Crucified and Risen One!  You want us to see your wounds. You want us to touch them and feel them, for in your wounds is our healing. In our moments of pain and anguish, may we remember your wounded body and find strength to carry on. In our moments of doubt and fear, may we remember your love shown in your suffering and death and believe. Amen.

  • monday, april 12

    When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." (John 20:19)


    Just like the disciples, we often find ourselves hiding behind locked doors. Just like the disciples, we often find ourselves locked in a prison cell of fear. Come to us, O Risen Christ! Break into our lives and free us from whatever that binds us. In our moments of guilt and shame, remorse and grief, come to us, O Risen Christ, and grant us peace.  Amen.

  • thursday, april 8

    Our true identity is flat and plain, not puffed up with the wrong kind of ingredient. The Messiah, our Passover Lamb, has already been sacrificed for the Passover meal, and we are the Unraised Bread part of the Feast. So let’s live out our part in the Feast, not as raised bread swollen with the yeast of evil, but as flat bread—simple, genuine, unpretentious. (1 Corinthians 5: 7-8, The Message)

    More often than not, we puff ourselves up with the wrong kind of ingredient – our pride, our pretense, our prowess. More often than not, we swell with our importance. Yet, you tell us our true identity is flat and plain. May we live our lives true to who we are called to be – simple, genuine, and unpretentious. Through Jesus, our Messiah and Passover Lamb. Amen.

  • wednesday, april 7

    And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” (Mark 16: 2-3)

    Who will roll away the stone for us, we often wonder - the stone of fear, the stone of doubt, the stone of pain, the stone of grief, the stone of remorse… Roll it away, O God, whatever it is! Roll it away and unleash the power of resurrection life for us! In the name of our Risen Lord we pray. Amen.

  • tuesday, april 6

    The stone the builders rejected

    has become the cornerstone;

    the Lord has done this,

    and it is marvelous in our eyes.

    (Psalm 118: 22-23)

    Somewhere along the way to the cross, they rejected you. They betrayed, denied, and deserted you. Yet, you rose from the dead and became the rock of our salvation. Yes, you are the cornerstone of our faith! May we rejoice in these your marvelous deeds. May we rise with you as witnesses of your Resurrection life. Amen.

  • monday, april 5

    This is the very day God acted—

    let’s celebrate and be festive!

    Salvation now, God. Salvation now!

    Oh yes, God—a free and full life!

    (Psalm 118:24-25, The Message)


    You acted, O God. You raised Jesus up from the dead, and with him, all of us who believe. May we celebrate and be festive! May we rejoice in your salvation! Now and always, may we live a free and full life of Easter joy! Amen.

  • thursday, april 1

    The Last Supper

    While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” (Mark 15: 22-25)

    Thank you for the bread of life! Thank you for the cup of salvation! Thank you for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself for us! May we come to your Table remembering what you said, remembering what you did. May we gather at your Table, not because we are worthy, but because we are hungry - hungry for a deeper faith, hungry for a better life. Then, fed and nourished, we may go out into the world in the strength of your Spirit to care and share, love and serve. Amen.

  • wednesday, march 31

    Jesus Weeps

    As he came near and saw the city, he wept over it. (Luke 19: 41)

    O Christ, you wept. With a broken and aching heart, you wept. Your grief was so raw, and your love, so tender. You knew what was waiting for you - rejection, betrayal, denial, and desertion. Yet, you did not stop loving. You did not turn away. We weep with you, O Christ, for it is for our sin that you bore the cross. We weep with you, O Christ, longing for your redeeming grace and a new and transformed life. Amen.

  • tuesday, march 30

    Jesus Anointed at Bethany

    While he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment of nard, and she broke open the jar and poured the ointment on his head. (Mark 14:3)

    May we be like the nameless woman, recognizing Jesus for who he truly is. May we be like the nameless woman, honoring him with all we have and every fiber of our being. May we be like the nameless woman, breaking open our hearts to your love and grace. May we be like the nameless woman. Amen.

  • monday, march 29

    Jesus Cleanses the Temple

    They arrived at Jerusalem. Immediately on entering the Temple Jesus started throwing out everyone who had set up shop there, buying and selling. He kicked over the tables of the bankers and the stalls of the pigeon merchants. He didn’t let anyone even carry a basket through the Temple. And then he taught them, quoting this text: “My house was designated a house of prayer for the nations; You’ve turned it into a hangout for thieves.” (Mark 11:15-17, The Message)


    Mess-making Jesus, may we let you disturb our comfort as you did in the temple. May we let you disrupt our well-established life as you did in the temple. May we let you challenge us to change, so that we may die to sin and rise to righteousness. Amen.

  • thursday, march 25

    Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor. (John 12: 25-26)

    Wherever you go, may we be there with you, ready to serve at a moment’s notice. Wherever you lead us, may we follow you, not so much seeking to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love. May we serve you, sowing love where there is hatred, hope where there is despair, and joy where there is sadness. Amen.

  • wednesday, march 24

    Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. (John 12: 24-25) 

    May we be a grain of wheat that falls into the earth and dies to the world. May we be a grain of wheat that is buried to the ground, but then, sprouts and reproduces itself many times over. May we embrace your truth that it is in giving that we receive, in pardoning that we are pardoned, and in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

  • tuesday, march 23

    But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (Jeremiah 31:33)

    Create in us clean hearts, O God, and put a new and right spirit within us. Put your instructions within us and inscribe them directly on our hearts. You are our God, and we are your people. With the same grace and power that have brought us this far, renew us and replenish us now, that we may continue to follow you to the places we never thought we would go.

  • monday, march 22

    Do not cast me away from your presence,

    and do not take your holy spirit from me.

    Restore to me the joy of your salvation,

    and sustain in me a willing spirit.

    (Psalm 51: 11-12)


    What a challenging year it has been, O God. We were anxious and afraid. We were alone and stressed out. We were in immense disruption and turmoil. Thank you for not casting us away from your presence. Thank you for restoring to us the joy of your salvation. Grant us now a willing spirit to take us to a place of new possibilities and blessing. Amen.

  • thursday, march 18

    17 “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. (John 3: 17)

    You did not go to all the trouble of sending your Son into the world merely to point an accusing finger. You did not come to merely tell us how bad we were, but to help and put the world right again. May we believe in you and be saved. May we trust in you and have a true, whole, and lasting life. Amen.

  • wednesday, march 17

    Immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. (Ephesians 2: 4-5. The Message)

    Rich in mercy, you embraced us with an incredible love. You took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. May we not get mired in the old and stagnant life of sin. Trusting and expectant, may we look up to you and gain life - a real, rich, whole, and lasting life. Freely and joyfully may we live, truly live. Amen.

  • tuesday, march 16

    12 Their hearts were bowed down with hard labor;

        they fell down, with no one to help.

    13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,

        and he saved them from their distress;

    (Psalm 107:12-13) 

    Sometimes, O God, our hearts are heavy and bowed down. Sometime, O God, we stumble, with no one to help us. Whatever our circumstances and however desperate we may feel, help us realize that you are always there for us, ready to forgive, ready to save. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

  • monday, march 15

    19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,

        and he saved them from their distress;

    20 he sent out his word and healed them,

        and delivered them from destruction.

    (Psalm 107: 19-20)


    We cry out to you in our trouble, and you save us from our distress. We come to you in prayer, and you come to us with your healing Word and deliver us from destruction. You are faithful, and we are grateful. In songs of joy, may we declare what you have done for us, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

  • thursday, march 11

    4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them. (Exodus 20: 4-5)


    No other gods, only You! No carved gods of any size, shape, or form of anything whatever, only You! May we not bow down to anything. May we not serve any other gods. May we fix our eyes on You, Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith, and run this race in the strength and joy of Your Spirit. Amen.

  • wednesday, march 10

    Then God spoke all these words: 2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3 you shall have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20: 1-3)

    You indeed are the Lord our God. You are the one who brought us out of the land of sin and slavery. You are the one who carried us through these dark times of unknown virus – COVID 19. Help us stay the course, O God. Help us finish this race, with no other gods before us, but only you. Amen.   

  • tuesday, march 9

    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14) 

    Purify our hearts, O Lord, and restore a right spirit within us. Even as you fill your creation with the impulse of life, replenish us with your life-giving, hope-generating, and joy-producing spirit. May our lips be filed with kind and considerate words. May our hands overflow with your love and grace. May we place our everyday life before you as an offering acceptable to you. Amen.

  • monday, march 8

    The revelation of God is whole

        and pulls our lives together.

    The signposts of God are clear

        and point out the right road.

    The life-maps of God are right,

        showing the way to joy. (Psalm 19: 7-8, The Message)


    What a wondrous season is this, O Lord! We see signs of new life all around us - snow melting, sun shining, and trees budding. Wipe the slate clean in this season of Lent, O Lord, so that we, too, can start anew. Pull our lives together. Show us the way to joy. In your holy name we pray. Amen.

  • thursday, march 4

    He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” (Mark 8:34)


    May we decide to follow you, Jesus. Even though none go with us, may we still follow you, Jesus. May we carry our cross, till we see you, Jesus. The world behind us, the cross before us, may we follow you and never turn back. Amen.

  • wednesday, march 3

    Because of that obedience, God lifted him high and honored him far beyond anyone or anything, ever, so that all created beings in heaven and on earth—even those long ago dead and buried—will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ, and call out in praise that he is the Master of all, to the glorious honor of God the Father. (Philippians 2: 9-11, The Message)

    May we think of ourselves the way you thought of yourself. May we walk with you in the light of your Word. In you is the life abundant. In you is the life eternal. May we trust and obey, that we may inherit your kingdom and live in your glory. Amen.  

  • tuesday, march 2

    And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death on a cross. (Philippians 2: 7b-8)


    Even though you had equal status with God, you did not cling to the advantages of that status but came to as, as one of us. Having become human, you stayed human, speaking our language and walking our streets. May we be like you, O Christ. May we live a humble, selfless, and obedient life, putting ourselves aside and walking alongside others. In your holy name we pray. Amen.

  • monday, march 1

    Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself. (Philippians 2: 5-7a)

    Give us the same mind that was in you, Christ Jesus. Give us the same heart that was in you, our Lord and Savior. May we empty ourselves for others, just as you did for us. Instead of watching out for our own good, may we adopt your attitude and watch out for what is better for others. In your name and spirit we pray. Amen.

  • Thursday, february 25

    If with heart and soul you’re doing good, do you think you can be stopped? Even if you suffer for it, you’re still better off. Don’t give the opposition a second thought. (1 Peter 3: 13-14, The Message)


    We want to do good with all our hearts and souls, O God. We want to pursue things that are true, noble, compelling, just, and gracious. May we persevere and never get weary. Through thick and thin, ups and downs, may we guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus, our Savior, and do what is right in your sight. Amen.

  • wednesday, february 24

    He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him. (Mark 1: 13)


    We are on our wilderness journey, O God. We see battles happening all around us – battles between good and evil, between creative power and destroying forces. We see battles happening in our hearts and minds – battles between truth and lies, battles among wild animals. Have your angels wait on us, O God, that we may emerge victorious and your will and purpose prevail. Amen.

  • tuesday, february 23

    Turn to me and be gracious to me,

    for I am lonely and afflicted.

    Relieve the troubles of my heart,

    and bring me out of my distress. (Psalm 25: 16-17)

    Turn to us and have mercy on us, O God. We are all alone and afflicted, overwhelmed and stressed out. Relieve the troubles of our heart which keep getting bigger and bigger. Free us from our anguish and distress. May we trust steadily, pray fervently, and hope unswerving. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

  • monday, february 22

    Make me to know your ways, O Lord;

    teach me your paths.

    Lead me in your truth, and teach me,

    for you are the God of my salvation;

    for you I wait all day long. (Psalm 25: 4-5)


    As we begin our Lenten journey, show us your ways, O God. Teach us your paths and guide us in your truth. You are the God of our salvation, and we put our hope in you. May we make this journey in the strength of your Spirit, that each step of our way, we may grow freer, stronger, and more faithful. Amen.

  • thursday, february 18

    Now faith, hope, and love remain—these three things—and the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13: 13) 


    All will fail, but faith will prevail; all will give out, but hope will remain; all will come to an end, but love will never end. May we trust steadily in you, O God, and may we hope unswervingly. Above all else, may we love radically and extravagantly in the name and spirit of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

  • wednesday, february 17

    Yet even now, says the Lord,

    return to me with all your heart,

    with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning. (Joel 2:12)


    Today, we begin a new season – a season of fasting and abstinence, repentance and renewal. Let us return to God with a broken and contrite heart. Let us return to God for peace and comfort, respite and renewal. Whenever you can carve out 15 minutes today, please find a quiet place and join us in a brief Ash Wednesday Service.

  • tuesday, february 16

    Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. (1 Corinthians 13: 8)

    How we wish we knew what lies ahead. How we wish our speeches had the power to move the world. How we wish we possessed all the knowledge in the universe. Yet, you tell us that all these are incomplete, that they will all come to an end. Help us seek that which never fails or dies - Love! Amen.

  • monday, february 15

    Love puts up with all things, trusts in all things, hopes for all things, endures all things.

    (1 Corinthians 13: 7, Common English Bible)


    Help us always look for the best. Help us never look back but keep going to the end. Rooted and grounded in your love, may we bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, and endure all things. May we find what need for our life’s journey in the power of your love. Amen.

  • thursday, february 11

    Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. (1 Corinthians 13: 4-6) 


    How beautiful is this! Not envious, not boastful, not rude, but patient and kind! Not irritable, not resentful, but rejoicing in truth! Your love doesn’t have a swelled head. Your love doesn’t force itself on others. Your love doesn’t revel when others grovel. Fill us with your love, O God, and let it spill all over from us. In your holy name we pray. Amen.

  • wednesday, february 10

    If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. (1 Corinthians 13: 3, The Message)


    We do not want to go bankrupt. So help us, O God! Penetrate into every corner of our lives with your light and make us rich with your love. Come into every word we speak, every act we do, that they may reflect your infinite and boundless love. In Jesu’s name we pray. Amen.

  • tuesday, february 9

    If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. (1 Corinthians 13: 2, The Message)

    How nice if we had the eloquence to speak God’s Word in such a way as to convince the world of all its mysteries! How nice if we had the power to perform miracles so as to move a mountain! Yet, you tell us that Love trumps it all! Help us seek your Love more than anything else, that we may not run this life’s race in vain. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen. 

  • monday, february 8

    If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. (1 Corinthians 13: 1, The Message)


    May everything we do and say be imbued with your love, O God. May every gesture we make and every word we utter reflect the beauty and splendor, humility and honesty of your love. May we stop making squeaking and creaking noise of a rusty gate, but discreetly, humbly, and silently, may we reveal the spirit of Jesus, who is the ultimate Love. Amen.

  • thursday, february 4

    They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching—with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” (Mark 1:27) 


    Your teaching, O Lord, is so forthright. You do not quibble or babble. You speak from your heart. You speak with power. Command unclean spirits to come out, O Lord - out of our hearts, out of our lives, out of homes, communities, and the world. Speak to us and Teach us a new way – a way of peace and purity, freedom and grace. In your holy name we pray. Amen.

  • wednesday, february 3

    God’s handiwork is honesty and justice;

    all God’s rules are trustworthy—

    they are established always and forever:

    they are fulfilled with truth and right doing.

    (Psalm 111: 7-8, The Common English Bible)


    The works of your hands are faithful and just, O God. All your words are trustworthy, and all your deeds, upright and honorable. Strengthen us in your word. Ground us in your deeds. May we be like you – faithful and just, upright and honorable. May we fulfill your rules with truth and right doing. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

  • tuesday, february 2

    God’s works are so great, worth a lifetime of study—endless enjoyment! Splendor and beauty mark his craft; His generosity never gives out. (Psalm 111: 2-3, The Message)

    Your deeds are magnificent and glorious, O God. Your works and words are worth a lifetime of meditation and enjoyment. May we never stop delighting in the splendor and beauty of your craft. May we never cease to rejoice in your generosity that never gives out. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen. 

  • monday, february 1

    Praise the Lord! I thank the Lord with all my heart

    in the company of those who do right, in the congregation. (Psalm 111: 1)


    For the company of all those who strive to do right, we give you thanks and praises. For the faithful congregation of Hinsdale United Methodist Church, we give you thanks and praises. For your presence in our midst and the companionship of one another, we give you thanks and praises. With our hearts overflowing with joy and gratitude, may we continue on the path that leads to true and abundant life in Christ Jesus, our Lord. Amen.