Father, we desire to abound in good works, all the while making Your grace and love known to people all over this world. In ourselves we are frail and lack in so many ways, but in You we are able to overcome the evil one and take a stand against his schemes. Sometimes the daily battles leave us feeling a bit disheartened, weary, and even wounded at times. But we thank You for the presence of Your abiding Holy Spirit who encourages us and leads us forward in this daily conflict. Help us to praise You and trust You for the victory as the hymn says, “Hell’s foundations quiver at the shout of praise; brothers, lift your voices, loud your anthems raise.” We raise to You our anthems of praise and our prayers of thanksgiving through Jesus our Lord.