Insert this verse into the prayer from Day 1:

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.Lamentations 3:22-23

Yesterday we celebrated the awesomeness of a King. Today we celebrate his love and mercy and faithfulness. These verses are in the midst of a long passage about the misery of the children of Israel and how they have foolishly squandered their inheritance as God’s chosen people yet again. These words are a reminder that no matter the circumstance, we can rest in God’s unfailing love, his renewing mercy, and his great faithfulness. The hymn writer said it best when he said “all I have needed thy hand hath provided.” Every day we wake we are blessed again by the faithfulness and mercy of a loving God.

Today celebrate God’s love and mercy in spite of whatever obstacles or challenges you face. You will find that your joy will expand even if you are sorrowful. God’s faithfulness never fades, even in the midst of the worst day of our lives.

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26