Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly. Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land. (Psalm 85:8-9 ESV)
Hymn ELH 261:1,3 Who Trusts in God, a Strong Abode
Who trusts in God, a strong abode
In heaven and earth possesses;
Who looks in love To Christ above,
No fear his heart oppresses.
In Thee alone, dear Lord, we own
Sweet hope and consolation,
Our Shield from foes, our Balm for woes,
Our great and sure Salvation.
In all the strife of mortal life
Our feet will stand securely;
Temptation’s hour shall lose its power,
For Thou shalt guard us surely.
O God, renew with heavenly dew
Our body, soul, and spirit
Until we stand at Thy right hand
Through Jesus’ saving merit.
Heavenly Father, through Your Word You give peace and comfort to all who believe. Let Your Holy Spirit lead many to that peace through the hearing of Your Word. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.