The Lord is near and not far off. Those who do not know the Lord are unaware of how close He is. He does not meddle as the wicked do, but grants love and mercy to those who open their eyes and come to Him. Come then to the Lord and see that He is just, good and merciful. Know the Lord and know His presence that You may walk with Your God all the days of Your life.
Lord, all around me are those who hate You and ask, “Where is your God?” You are near even when I feel You are far off. Be my comfort and my rock that I may stand firm in a world of shifting sand. Hold me fast to the truth of Your presence that I may now and always live in the truth that You are with those who love You always and that You will never leave us.
Lord Jesus, You know the way of this world and its thin loyalty. Guide me ever deeper into the mystery of the faith You have given those who believe that I may now and always walk with You. Guide me, O Lord, in Your grace that I would forever hold fast to the truth You have revealed in Your salvation. You are always near. Guide me in life to live in this saving knowledge. Amen.