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2020

Magnify

April 3, 2020—

Today’s song by We Are Messengers entreats God to “Magnify” Himself in our lives.

My sight is incomplete

And I’ve made You look small

I’ve been staring at my problems for way too long

Realign where my hope is set

Until You’re all that’s left

Today, let us ask God to eclipse our preoccupations in this life, and set our minds on what is beyond.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

I've been trying to make sense
Of the sorrow that I feel
Holding on for life
To the only thing that's real
I've only scratched the surface
I've barely had a taste

But just a glimpse draws my heart to change
And one sight of You lays my sin to waste
I don't need to see everything
Just more of You

Take it all, take it all away
Magnify no other name
Open up, open up my eyes to You
Take it all, take it all away
Magnify no other name
Open up, open up my eyes to You

My sight is incomplete
And I've made You look small
I've been staring at my problems for way too long
Realign where my hope is set
Until You're all that's left

But just a glimpse draws my heart to change
And one sight of You lays my sin to waste
I don't need to see everything
Just more of You

Take it all, take it all away
Magnify no other name
Open up, open up my eyes to You
Take it all, take it all away
Magnify no other name
Open up, open up my eyes to You

God be greater, than the worries in my life
Be stronger, than the weakness in my mind
Be louder, let Your glory come alive
Be magnified
God be greater, than the worries in my life
Be stronger, than the weakness in my mind
Be louder, let Your glory come alive
Be magnified

Be magnified

Take it all, take it all away
Magnify no other name
Open up, open up my eyes to You
Take it all, take it all away
Magnify no other name
Open up, open up my eyes to You
To You
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2020

Oh My Soul

April 2, 2020—

Today’s song by Casting Crowns is a comforting reminder that God is with us in the midst of suffering and anxiety: “Oh My Soul”

And even now

He is breathing on your dry bones

And there will be dancing

There will be beauty where

Beauty was ash and stone

This much I know

Today, let us take time to center ourselves in the only thing that is true and eternal, so we have a firm foundation in this world.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Oh my soul
Oh how you worry
Oh how you're weary
From fearing you lost control
This was the one thing
You didn't see coming
And no one would blame you though
If you cried in private
If you tried to hide it away
So no one knows
No one will see if you stop believing

Oh my soul, you are not alone
There's a place where fear
Has to face the God you know
One more day, He will make a way
Let Him show you how
You can lay this down
'Cause you're not alone

Here and now
You can be honest
I won't try to promise that
Someday it all works out
'Cause this is the valley
And even now
He is breathing on your dry bones
And there will be dancing
There will be beauty where
Beauty was ash and stone
This much I know

Oh my soul, you are not alone
There's a place where fear
Has to face the God you know
One more day, He will make a way
Let Him show you how
You can lay this down

I'm not strong enough, I can't take any more
(You can lay it down, you can lay it down)
And my shipwrecked faith will never get me to shore
(You can lay it down, you can lay it down)
Can He find me here, can he keep me from going under?

Oh my soul, you are not alone
There's a place where fear
Has to face the God you know
One more day, He will make a way
Let Him show you how
You can lay this down

'Cause you're not alone
Oh my soul, you're not alone
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Sunrise

April 1, 2020—

Today’s song by Brandon Heath is a necessary reminder that at the end of the night, there’s always another “Sunrise”

All you need is a sunrise

Just a moment of dawn

If you’re lost in the twilight

Close your eyes and move on

Today, let us reflect on days past and look forward hopefully to days ahead—and let us pray for God’s light to illuminate the way before us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

You want to sound off but you can't find the words to
Nothing makes sense in the way that it used to
Can't find the plus in the positive thinking
The well's run dry and you're not done drinking

Clouds start coming and the sky will fall
Clock stares back from the bedroom wall
Now you're breathing just to make it through the night

All you need is a sunrise
Just a moment of dawn
If you're lost in the twilight
Close your eyes and move on
When you're tired in the waiting
Even though it's gonna take you
A little more time
Just a little more time
The sun's gonna find you

Holding your days like a stack of paper
Then you're chasing the wind as the pages scatter
You can save a few but you can't get 'em all back
So get up fast
With your heart intact

Find yourself on the very edge
Lying awake in an empty bed
Now you're breathing just to make it through the night

All you need is a sunrise
Just a moment of dawn
If you're lost in the twilight
Close your eyes and move on
When you're tired in the waiting
Even though it's gonna take you
A little more time
Just a little more time
The sun's gonna find you
Just a little more time
The sun's gonna find you

Clouds start coming and the sky will fall
Clock stares back from the bedroom wall
Now you're breathing just to make it through the night

All you need is a sunrise
Just a moment of dawn
If you're lost in the twilight
Close your eyes and move on
When you're tired in the waiting
Even though it's gonna take you
A little more time
Just a little more time
The sun's gonna find you
Just a little more time
The sun's gonna find you
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Beautiful

March 31, 2020—

Today’s song of the day by MercyMe is a valuable reminder of how God sees each one of us: “Beautiful”

Before you ever took a breath

Long before the world began

Of all the wonders He possessed

There was one more precious

Of all the earth and skies above

You’re the one He madly loves

Enough to die

Today, as we approach the Easter season, let us reflect on the miraculous love of Jesus for us—and the delight God finds in each of us, His creations.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Days will come when you don't have the strength
When all you hear is, "You're not worth anything"
Wondering if you ever could be loved
And if they truly saw your heart, they'd see too much

You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
You're beautiful

And praying that you have the heart to fight
'Cause you are more than what is hurting you tonight
For all the lies you've held inside so long
And they are nothing in the shadow of the Cross

You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
You're beautiful

Before you ever took a breath
Long before the world began
Of all the wonders He possessed
There was one more precious
Of all the earth and skies above
You're the one He madly loves
Enough to die

You're beautiful, you're beautiful
In His eyes

You're beautiful
You are meant for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are meant for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful, you're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
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Just Be Held

March 30, 2020—

Today’s song by Casting Crowns is another reminder that in a time of overwhelming crisis, we don’t need to be in control—we can trust in Jesus and “Just Be Held”

Your world’s not falling apart

It’s falling into place

I’m on the throne, stop holding on

And just be held

Today, let us remember that even when we give up and break down, we can entrust all our troubles to Jesus, as He guides us and the whole world.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Hold it all together
Everybody needs you strong
But life hits you out of nowhere
And barely leaves you holding on
And when you're tired of fighting
Chained by your control
There's freedom and surrender
Lay it down and let it go

So when you're on your knees
And answers seem so far away
You're not alone, stop holding on
And just be held
Your world's not falling apart
It's falling into place
I'm on the throne, stop holding on
And just be held
Just be held
Just be held

If your eyes are on the storm
You'll wonder if I love you still
But if your eyes are on the Cross
You'll know I always have and I always will
And not a tear is wasted
In time you'll understand
I'm painting beauty with the ashes
Your life is in My hands

So when you're on your knees
And answers seem so far away
You're not alone, stop holding on
And just be held
Your world's not falling apart
It's falling into place
I'm on the throne, stop holding on
And just be held
Just be held
Just be held

Lift your hands, lift your eyes
In the storm is where you'll find Me
And where you are, I'll hold your heart
I'll hold your heart
Come to Me, find your rest
In the arms of the God who won't let go

So when you're on your knees
And answers seem so far away
You're not alone, stop holding on
And just be held
Your world's not falling apart
It's falling into place
I'm on the throne, stop holding on
And just be held
Just be held
Just be held
Just be held
Just be held
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Let It Go

March 29, 2020—

Today’s song by Tenth Avenue North is an essential reminder to let go of what is beyond our control and trust in God and His plan: “Let It Go”

You say let it go, You say let it go

You say life is waiting for

The ones who lose control

You say You will be everything I need

You say if I lose my life

It’s then I’ll find my soul

Today, let us pray for and release our worries to God who guides, guards, and protects us—He will provide everything we need.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

I've been holding on so tight
Look at these knuckles they've gone white
From fighting for who I want to be
I'm just trying to find security

But You say let it go
You say let it go
You say life is waiting for
The ones who lose control
You say You will be
Everything I need
You say if I lose my life
It's then I'll find my soul
You say let it go

Well it's hard enough to hear
Harder still to move beyond this fear
We know there's nothing I can bring
So tell me, what do You want from me?

You say let it go
You say let it go
You say life is waiting for
The ones who lose control
You say You will be
Everything I need
You say if I lose my life
It's then I'll find my soul
You say let it go
You say let it go

What do I love?
What do I hate?
What will I lose?
What will I gain?
How do I save my soul?
What if I bend?
What if I break?
What will it cost?
What will it take?
For You to save my soul

Oh, You say let it go
You say let it go
You say life is waiting for
The ones who lose control
You say You will be
Everything I need
You say if I lose my life
It's then I'll find my soul
You say let it go
You say let it go
You say life is waiting for
The ones who lose control
You say You will be
Everything I need
You say if I lose my life
It's then I'll find my soul
You say let it go
You say let it go
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Song Of My Father

March 28, 2020—

Today’s song by Urban Rescue reminds us of the “Song Of My Father” that permeates Creation all around us.

You spoke the earth

With just one word

And You hold my heart

Oh, my every step

My every breath

Is Your work of art

Today, let us seek out God’s call as we look both inside and around us at the beautiful complexity He creates.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

When silence falls
I hear You call
In the secret place
You still my soul
With quiet joy
And I'm wide awake

In the middle of the night
I look up to the sky
I can hear You
Singing over me
Though the fire and the flood
I know that I am loved
I can hear You
Singing over me, yeah

You spoke the earth
With just one word
And You hold my heart
Oh, my every step
My every breath
Is Your work of art

In the middle of the night
I look up to the sky
I can hear You
Singing over me
Though the fire and the flood
I know that I am loved
I can hear You
Singing over me, yeah

I hear Your melody
I hear Your symphony
There's nothing louder
Than the song of my Father
I hear Your melody
I hear Your symphony
There's nothing louder
Than the song of my Father

In the middle of the night
I look up to the sky
I can hear You
Singing over me
Though the fire and the flood
I know that I am loved
I can hear You
Singing over me

In the middle of the night
I look up to the sky
I can hear You
Singing over me
Though the fire and the flood
I know that I am loved
I can hear You
Singing over me, yeah

I hear Your melody
I hear Your symphony
There's nothing louder
Than the song of my Father
I hear Your melody
I hear Your symphony
There's nothing louder
Than the song of my Father

There's nothing louder
Than the song of my Father
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Lord Have Mercy

March 27, 2020—

Today’s song by Greg & Lizzy is a prayerful and quiet experience appropriate for reflection and peace: “Lord Have Mercy”

Lord have mercy

We’re begging for mercy

Jesus only You make us worthy

Today, let us make time for calm and quiet prayer to Jesus, to refresh and restore ourselves spiritually amid the stresses and anxieties of this life.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

From my shame
From my guilt O Lord
Cleanse us from our sin
Make us holy
In Your name
In Your blood O Lord
Blot out our offense
Make us worthy

Lord have mercy
We're begging for mercy
Jesus only You make us worthy

Lord have mercy
We're begging for mercy
Jesus only You make us worthy

From our weakness
From our betrayal
Cleanse us from our sin
Make us holy
In Your kindness
In Your compassion
Blot out our offense
Make us worthy

Lord have mercy
We're begging for mercy
Jesus only You make us worthy

Lord have mercy
We're begging for mercy
Jesus only You make us worthy

Remember me when You come into Your kingdom
Remember me when You come into Your kingdom
Remember me when You come into Your kingdom
Remember me when You come into Your kingdom

Remember me when You come into Your kingdom
Remember me when You come into Your kingdom

Lord have mercy
We're begging for mercy
Jesus only You make us worthy

Lord have mercy
We're begging for mercy
Jesus only You make us worthy

Lord have mercy
We're begging for mercy
Jesus only You make us worthy
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You Never Let Go

March 26, 2020—

Today’s song by Matt Redman stresses how God accompanies and supports us at all times: “You Never Let Go”

And I can see a light

That is coming for the heart that holds on

A glorious light beyond all compare

When there will be an end to these troubles

But until that day comes

We’ll live to know You here on the earth

Today, let us look forward to the life that is to come, beyond our short time on earth—and contemplate how we can live with that greater end in mind.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Even though I walk
Through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I'm caught
In the middle of the storms of this life
I won't turn back I know You are near

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Oh, no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh, no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh, no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

And I can see a light
That is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
When there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We'll live to know You here on the earth

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Oh, no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh, no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh, no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

Yes I can see the light
That is coming for the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise You
Still I will praise You

Yes I can see the light
That is coming for the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise You
Still I will praise You

Oh, no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh, no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh, no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me
Oh, You never let go, You never let go

Oh, no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh, no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh, no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me
You never let, You never let go
You never let go of me
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Braver Still

March 25, 2020—

Today’s song by JJ Heller reminds us that though God may not remove us from the struggle, He equips us with everything we need to be stronger: “Braver Still”

Even if the dreams I had turned into dust

There’s no wreckage that’s too broken to rebuild

The world is just as scary as I thought it was

But Your love makes me braver still

Today, let us pray for God’s strength and courage to be a rock for those around us—a firm foundation to rest upon, just as we lean on Him.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

I never saw it coming
There was no way to prepare
The world kept spinning 'round me
And left me standing there
And it's okay to grieve
A life that could not be
I'm trying to believe
In something better

Even if the dreams I had turned into dust
There's no wreckage that's too broken to rebuild
The world is just as scary as I thought it was
But Your love makes me braver still
Your love makes me braver

I spent my whole life running
Trying to find a place to rest
Why did it take a wound like this
To let You hold me to Your chest?
Now I can hear You breathe
You're singing over me
You're making me believe
In something better

Even if the dreams I had turned into dust
There's no wreckage that's too broken to rebuild
The world is just as scary as I thought it was
But Your love makes me braver still
Your love makes me braver

There is a valley
Where shadows are covering everything I hold dear
There in the darkness
I hear You whispering, "I am here"

Even if the dreams I had turned into dust
There's no wreckage that's too broken to rebuild
The world is just as scary as I thought it was
But Your love makes me braver still
Your love makes me braver still
Your love makes me braver