O God, our loving Heavenly Father,
We thank You for Your surpassing love, care and compassion for us.
We have been afflicted in many ways, but we have not been crushed.
We have been perplexed, but we are not despairing.
We have been persecuted, but we have never been forsaken by You.
We are constantly faced with difficulties and challenges for Christ’s sake.
Because this is who we are called, we refuse to lose heart.
Despite everything that has happened in these challenging times, our inner man is being renewed day
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory that is far beyond any comparable thing.
We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen.
For the things which are seen are temporary are not that important,
But the things that are unseen—the things that are eternal—are profoundly important.