Help To Surrender

Lord,

pour out your Spirit upon me,

enter into my heart,

and lead me into fuller surrender.

Expand your presence in me,

overcoming, overtaking fears and anxieties,

driving out control and striving

with your comfort, power, and love.

You have my yes,

have your way in me,

gently expose,

remove the obstacles that have hindered

free reign of your Spirit and love.

Search me

and know my thoughts,

see if there is any offensive way in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Heart’s Desires

Lord,

you know my heart,

better than I know myself.

I trust you,

and put myself into your hands.

Draw out,

bless,

anoint the desires

you’ve placed in me

as I look to you.

Breathe upon them,

give them life

and wings through my hands and feet.

Grow me, mature me

into the fullness of who you’ve called me to be.

Give me vision,

fill me with hope

of your call for my life.

Enable me by the power of your Spirit,

to hear and obey,

and worship you with all that I am

through this life you’ve given me.

I praise you and bless your precious Name.

Amen.

He Knows Me

Lord,

thank you that you know me,

better than I know myself,

you see me,

you sift my heart,

my anxieties and worries

you bring up like chaff.

Thank you for your Spirit

that blows it all away,

bringing in your presence,

restoring your peace in my soul.

I praise you for your loving care,

your thoughts towards me

outnumbering all the grains of sand

on the the seashore.

Thank you for your tender kindness,

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Close

Lord,

Draw me close,

keep me near,

give me a soft heart,

a listening ear,

so that I may hear your call,

know your voice,

and walk in your ways.

Silence all distractions,

quiet my mind,

still my soul,

that I may sense your presence

once more.

Your Spirit blows where it pleases,

let me move only with you,

please don’t let me go.

Amen.

In Your Presence

Father,

let me never leave this place

of being loved, cherished by you,

seen to the core of my heart,

accepted unconditionally,

attended to,

cared for,

with tender mercies

and pure grace.

Thank you for bringing me here

through sin, brokenness, and loss.

I never could have come alone,

I never would have known,

that such a love existed,

if you hadn’t drawn me,

put the cry in my heart,

and gathered me to you.

Protect me,

don’t let me be deceived and distracted,

by other lovers and shiny things.

Put your love in my heart

that I may adore you all of my days,

this was what I was made for,

and life feels right,

makes sense here…

in your presence.

I love you God.

Amen.

My Abba

Abba Father,

I love your presence,

I love you and your loving kindness.

Thank you for your discipline,

I know it’s because you love me,

help me to embrace it

even when it stings and hurts

and my flesh balks at obeying.

Help me to be wise,

listen and obey—

I know it’s the way of life.

I’m most myself with you,

no pretenses,

no self deception,

no more striving.

I can’t believe you’d care so much for my heart,

my joy, my peace,

that you wouldn’t let me settle

for all the lesser things I’d desired.

I’m grateful for closed doors,

all the frustrations and pain.

It’s led me to discovering you—

and slowly finding me.

I love you Abba.

Amen.

Loving Father

Father,

you are such a good, good dad.

Thank you for your love,

for creating me,

making me in your image,

unique,

fearfully and wonderfully made.

I’m amazed at your delight,

that my joy and peace would make you happy.

My heart at rest,

not striving anymore,

just being me,

and loving you

with the gifts you’ve given me,

what brings me life and joy…

that you’d delight in that…

thank you.

You’re such a good, good Father.

Let me delight in you,

in the same way,

knowing your heart, personality, character rightly,

loving what you love,

hating what you hate,

just being close,

and enjoying your presence.

Thank you for saving me,

drawing me to your Son

and opening my heart.

I could never have come on my own,

but only by your grace and mercy,

thank you forever.

I love you Father.

Amen.

Your Provision

Lord,

thank you for your loving care,

as I follow you,

I trust that you will provide

exactly what I need,

blessing me

with things I didn’t even know to ask.

Thank you for your Spirit

that intercedes on behalf of me

with groans I can’t comprehend.

I praise you for your presence,

your patience with me,

and I will cast all my cares upon you,

confident in your love.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Coming King

Lord,

I still my heart,

and take a breath,

reminded of your presence once more.

Glorious in heaven,

your robes fill the sky with splendor,

the trumpets blare,

the angels sing,

Lord, our coming King,

your scepter is extended,

your arms open wide,

your hands scarred with love.

Lord, your justice reigns,

your favor comforts my soul.

I praise you,

and think upon

your power, glory, and dominion.

You are the King of kings,

the Lord of lords,

and I worship you today.

Amen.

Thank You Lord

Lord,

I praise you for your salvation,

thank you for saving me,

from my old, dead self —

the sin, shame, striving, and condemnation.

Thank you for holding onto me

when doubt clouded my faith.

Thank you for loving me

when I’ve held back from you in unbelief.

Thank you for pursuing me

when I’ve run away from you and hid.

Thank you for making yourself known to me,

through all the lies and distortions I’ve held about you.

Thank you for never giving up on me,

even when I kept my heart small, hard, close, and hidden.

You are so good Lord,

your love always wins.

I praise you that broken me

has always come face to face

with your mercy, lovingkindness, and grace.

My life is yours Lord,

Amen.