Heavenly Father, please step into our situation to deliver us. We are weighed down by all kinds of suffering and need you to intervene and bring about life. In the midst of affliction we turn to you, knowing that your word restores us and fills our heart with your steadfast love. We know the depth of our failures but also know the greatness of your mercy, and so we cast ourselves on you. Save us, deliver us, redeem us! Stoke our love for your transforming word that we might cling to it as our treasure. May we not forget its value or faithlessly cast it aside but open our eyes more and more to your eternal truth. Keep us clinging to the Word, the Lord Jesus, who intervened; who pleads our cause; who redeems from sin and death; may we hold to him, your eternal truth.