9 3: Opening Prayer
God, You reign!
Robed in majesty and armed with strength,
You hold our world and our lives securely.
Your throne has stood for all eternity.
From everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
Even when the waters rise up—
when surging seas threaten to overwhelm us,
and pounding waves crash around us—
we know that You are mightier,
You are more powerful than the threats we face.
Your decrees are firm and unshakeable
and will last forevermore.