Lord, You are our light and our salvation—whom shall we fear? You are the stronghold of our lives—of whom shall we be afraid?
You are the eternal God, our Creator, maker of heaven and earth. The earth is yours and everything in it, the world and all of us living on it. Who is like unto You, God? And if You are for us—which is true of every believer in Christ—then who or what can stand against us?
But we have these mountains that intimidate us.
What we see of the mountain is scary enough, to know that the issues run even deeper beneath the surface is downright frightening. Mountains of family strife, troubled marriages, kids gone wild, medical bills, and mental anguish overwhelm us with their persistence.
The weight of them bend us over.
But You said if we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we could tell the mountain where to move. And it. would. move.
So today we say, “Who are you great mountain!”
Before us it will become level ground—not by our might or by our power but by your Spirit, oh Lord!
We shout “grace, grace” to these mountains—that undeserved favor we have with You because of our faith in your finished work.
And as we go through these valleys of the shadow of death, we take comfort in your rod and your staff—declaring your Word in the power of the Holy Spirit. And when those mountains move, we’ll eat in front of them at the table You prepare for us.
You are awesome, Lord, and we praise You for the victory. It’s in your mighty name, Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Prayer inspired by Zechariah 4:7.