New Song & Devo: “Reconcile (God of Justice)”

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Hey there, church family!

This month we’re going to be singing a new song called “Reconcile (God of Justice)”. The original tune was written by Kelsi Walker with some cowriting from Grady Milligan, both leaders in our church’s musical worship community.

Our Abba is a God full of overflowing love for the broken and the hurting. We pray that, as we lift our joined voices in prayer and song this month, our church would see and hear and feel the Lord’s heart. The voiceless, the forgotten, those trapped in darkness: our God commissions his Church to love and to lay down our lives for the least of these.

For today’s devotional prayer meditation, spend some time reading the lyrics of the new tune and praying through them:

“God of justice, break our hearts
May we know who the hurting are
Our brothers and sisters, bruised from the fight
Bring your hope God, reconcile… Lord reconcile

God of healing, mend our hearts
May we see who the broken are
Our brothers and sisters, we stand by their side
To bring your peace, God, and be reconciled

Oh God, you’ve come, you’ve given us
Your life, your hope, your freedom
So let us be your hands and feet
As here on earth, your kingdom comes

God of grace, fill our hearts
May we go where the lonely are
Let the words from our mouth and the thoughts on our mind
Reflect only you, Lord reconcile

The earth cries out for more
We cry out for more
Lord come….
May what’s broken be restored

Oh God, you’ve come, you’ve given us
Your life, your hope, your freedom
So let us be your hands and feet
As here on earth, your kingdom comes”

REFLECTION:

Who are the broken, the hurting, the lonely in your community, in your town? Ask the Lord and listen to what he might say.

Think on the times of struggle in your own life, whether physical, spiritual, or emotional. When have you been the broken or the hurting? How did the Lord minister to you in those times? How can you be the hands and feet of Christ in the same ways for others?

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