Praise Your Name

Lord,

I praise your Name,

I bless your Name from this moment

and forever on,

from the sun’s rising to setting,

your Name will be praised.

You are high above all the earth,

your majesty fills the heavens,

there’s none like you

enthroned on the highest seat.

You humble yourself,

stoop down,

to consider the heavens and the earth.

You lift my head up,

caring for my heart,

I will not fear or be anxious,

but cast all my cares on you.

Thank you and I praise you Lord.

Amen.

My Keeper

Lord,

you’re here, you’re with me,

and I lift my eyes from the tangled mess inside,

and look to you.

Forgive me for empowering my worries,

when my help comes from you

who created the universe,

the sun, moon, and stars,

the heavens and the earth.

Thank you Lord that you set your angels beside me,

you won’t allow my foot to stumble and fall,

you are always watchful,

never turning away,

you’re eyes, without slumber,

are always upon me.

Lord, you are my guardian,

my keeper, my protector,

your presence is a cover and shade over my head.

Not even the sun will strike me by day,

or the moon at night,

you guard me from all evil,

you hold my life.

Wherever I step, wherever I go,

Lord you will protect me.

From now into eternity,

I am yours.

Amen.

First Love

Lord,

thank you for your Spirit

that infuses me with revelation of who you are,

an awareness of your presence,

how real you are.

I am but dust without you,

dry, weary, devoid of life,

and I praise you for saving me to life,

life abundant, eternal in you.

Help me Lord.

Topple the idols in my heart,

sear away the distractions, busyness,

all of my excuses for sin

that all lead to death.

Restore my heart to first love,

that when you come again soon,

I’ll be watching, waiting, looking for you

with clear eyes and spirit, a pure heart,

and my cup will overflow,

my gladness and joy fulfilled

to see you face to face,

taken up in the clouds,

in a blink of an eye,

in the midst of all rejoicing lovers

surrounding the King of kings.

Have your way in me,

enable me by your Spirit and grace

to work out my faith with fear and trembling,

let your perfect love cast out all fear,

loving you in heart and obedience,

going boldly where you lead and call,

standing firm in faith,

faithful to the end

and shining your light.

Make it so Lord,

I bless you.

Amen.

Abba’s Gladness

Abba,

you pursue,

you love,

you draw me,

you made an everlasting covenant

through giving your Son,

you never turn away,

your heart always remains open,

you are always doing good,

and you rejoice, delight, are glad

in doing me good.

You are faithful,

to bring me into your promises,

devoted, whole hearted,

working with all your might,

a good Father,

arms open for every prodigal.

Thank you for never letting me go.

I love you Abba.

Amen.

Word Of Life

Abba,

I thank you for your love,

sending your Son down,

He came to save the world,

dying for for all our sins,

not condemn it,

to give life forever.

I praise you that you have always, only

drawn me by love

by your Spirit,

and I’m grateful for your words,

so different from the accusations of the enemy

and my own self condemnation.

Your words are life-giving, gentle, and kind,

wise, instructive, and gracious,

bringing peace and comfort,

merciful refreshing and restoration.

Cleanse me once more with your Word,

put a burning coal upon my lips

that my guilt would be taken away

and my sin atoned for.

Anoint me with a fresh grace

to speak words that bring healing and life

from a gentle heart and soothing tongue,

spreading wisdom and knowledge of you,

lifting up prayers that you hear and delight in.

Give me a willing heart to learn from your Son

gentle and humble in heart.

Thank you for your love,

the Word,

and life eternal in you.

Amen.

Work Rest

Lord,

I praise you for your rest,

rest in your love,

rest in your Word,

rest in your commands,

rest in simple obedience to you,

and a relationship with you.

Let my work be rest

as I give my gifts, talents, and skills

back to you for your glory.

Place me where you would maximize your glory

through my life.

Deliver me from making work an idol,

wrapping my worth into my performance,

shrinking back in fear of failing.

Grant me your vision,

boldness, courage, faith, determination,

discipline, diligence, and persistence

to see your plans and will birthed through my life.

Ready me for your kingdom come.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Love Like You

Lord,

would you teach me how to love,

to peer into a soul

and see what you see,

having compassion,

unconditional acceptance

for a history I don’t see,

suffering I can’t understand,

to let go of my judgement

and lean my head on your heartbeat,

to be patient, kind, and gentle,

soft against harsh edges,

gracious toward prickly spines,

can you give me a new grace

to interact with others,

an anointing to speak words

that bring life and healing,

an empowerment and strengthening

a fresh infusion of your Spirit

to wait, give space, choice, freedom,

the honoring and dignifying,

that you have done for me

in my shame,

believing, hoping

for your best in others,

trusting that your love

is more powerful than anything in the world.

Let me love like you Lord,

remembering your love

has transformed me.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Rest And Obedience

Lord,

thank you for your rest,

always you call me into a relationship with you,

your commands intentional

to build my trust and faith in you.

Help me Lord,

deliver me from the hamster wheels I create for myself,

that others, the world create for me.

Take me out and deliver me.

Let me find my rest in the warmth of your hand,

holding me, caring for me back to health,

carrying me to the green pastures and quiet waters I’d missed with you.

Let me learn from you who are gentle and humble in heart,

whose yoke is easy and burden is light.

What is your heart Lord?

What do you desire to do through my life?

Forgive me Lord for my striving.

I lay down my will and my plans for yours,

I want to be used by you,

and to shine for your glory alone.

But let me first find rest in you

and do it all, hand-in-hand,

walking side-by-side,

in intimate, sweet relationship with you.

Let it be no other way,

I love you Lord, have your way in me.

Amen.

Provider

Abba,

I praise you who hold the universe in your hands,

creator of all the heavens, galaxies, planets, and the stars,

sustaining the earth with your breath,

the sun’s rays and rain,

down to the sparrow to whom you provide seed.

Forgive me for doubting your love,

your ability to provide,

you are the Master

that owns all the cattle on the hill,

and you love me,

your child, made in your image,

you call me your own.

I ask Abba

provide for all my needs,

so that I will never lack and be tempted to steal,

or have so much and be tempted to forget you,

that I may not be dependent on the generosity of others,

but have enough for myself

and be resourced and ready to be a blessing to others.

Equip me on every level, every way,

give me a fresh infusion of your Spirit,

so that I may faithfully fulfill your purposes for my life.

Giver of life, abounding grace, and all good gifts,

I praise you,

entrusting my life in your hands.

I am yours, and you are mine,

I give myself, my all right back to you.

I love you.

Amen.