Garden Of My Heart

Lord,

help me to prepare my heart,

tilling and turning baked soil,

removing hard rocks,

weeds, and boulders,

going deep,

so there’s depth for your truth to root.

Let me be faithful in planting and receiving good seed,

to water, nourish, and nurture,

guarding and protecting their life.

Place around me other believers,

growing their own healthy gardens,

wise and skilled in your Spirit and Word,

ready in season and out.

Lord, I ask you to grow,

your Truth in my heart,

increasing and strengthening my faith—

let your desires take deep root,

growing strong,

tall and wide,

and let me filled with your ways,

your purposes, your heart,

full of life from the Source of life.

Help me to do my part,

and trust you to do yours.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

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Teach Me To Rest

Lord,

Help me to slow down,

and find my rest in you.

Please forgive me

for running 100 miles an hour,

trying to sustain myself,

even when everything falls apart

sooner or later in my strength.

Forgive me for not turning to you sooner.

Thank you for your grace

to turn to you,

your counsel that is for my good.

Lord, when I wake up,

I will turn to you,

to seek your protection and grace,

to order my day with your priorities,

to lean on you for strength.

I will meditate upon your Word

throughout my day,

rooting deep

to find living water,

walking alongside you,

taking care of my temple,

moving, nourishing body, mind, and soul,

to serve and love well.

I will bookend my day in you,

keeping short accounts with you,

cleansing my heart,

cultivating a thankful heart,

and entering into night,

seeking sweet sleep

as a blessing from you.

Have your way in my life Lord.

I bless you,

Amen.

Praise the Lord

Lord,

I praise you today,

and forget not all your benefits.

You’ve forgiven me of all my sins,

healed me of all my diseases,

your mercy and grace wash over me,

your loving kindness overtakes me,

I am blessed,

loved, and known

by my Creator and King,

God of the universe,

who holds the whole world,

the breath of every living creature,

the movement of the oceans,

clouds, and winds in His hands.

Let me trust more,

see you all around

and love more,

drench me with with you Spirit,

to worship you all my days,

because you alone are worthy Lord.

Amen.

He Meets Me

Lord,

I praise you for your call,

your counsel and guidance,

your purposes,

thank you that where you lead me,

you are already there.

You’ll meet me,

even as you’re with me,

and you’ll never leave me

nor forsake me,

so I will lean on you,

acknowledging you in all my ways,

for you make my paths straight.

Bless me to be a blessing,

reveal your love to me,

so I can love well,

and serve and give with a generous heart.

Most of all,

let me just walk right next to you,

every step of the way,

and enjoy your companionship,

delighting you,

rejoicing in your love,

all the days of my life.

I love you Lord.

Amen.

Use Me Lord

Lord,

Keep my lips clean,

my heart pure,

my spirit humble before you,

that I may be an unhindered vessel,

for your holy Spirit, power, and presence,

to pour in and through

to those around me.

Let me be a clay pot,

meek and submitted,

supple in your hands,

blessed to be used by my Potter,

delighting in your joy as my Creator.

I carry a treasure within me,

your Spirit and love

that nothing in heaven and earth can touch or quench.

Would you glorify your Name,

and be pleased to use me,

for you are worthy of all my life.

I lay it down to you Lord.

Amen.

Draw Me

Lord,

hold my heart,

let me crave your love

more anything this world has to offer.

Draw me to you,

with no hesitation, no walls within me,

help me to run to you,

and enter into your depths of kindness and love.

Thank you for opening your heart,

embracing my shame and guilt first,

loving me into your hand,

granting me faith in your way.

I am dark but lovely,

and I’ve neglected my life,

yet you call and revive me,

you show me the path

to find myself

in your presence and with your people.

I praise you Lord for your love,

your forgiveness, restoration, and hope,

and I bless your Name.

Amen.

Remembrance

Abba,

I praise you,

thank you for the Jewish people

through whom you have given the world

our Messiah.

Bless them today

in their coming and going,

let your lovingkindness overtake them,

and make your goodness known,

reveal yourself personally, powerfully to each and every one.

Bring healing from generations of trauma,

comfort, love, healing hands and words

for those who have lost,

and silently bear such grief.

Protect your chosen people,

deliver them from their enemies,

raise up friends, allies, intercessors

that they would never stand alone.

We praise you for their lives,

the gifts andd blessings

they have shared with the world,

reflections of you, our God.

Bless and comfort them today.

Thank you Abba,

Amen.

Beloved’s Healing

Lord,

thank you for your beloved,

who needs your touch today.

Bless this child,

enfold her in the comfort of your healing wings,

your loving embrace,

and breathe upon her your peace.

Fill her with your Spirit and life,

and cast all disease, illness, and pain

far from her,

cursing death and destruction,

with your marvelous light.

Bring alignment and balance to her body,

in accordance to your original design,

strengthen the immune system,

destroy all foreign invaders

and dissolve all things not bringing life.

Cleanse her with your blood,

we plead your Word over her in faith,

that by your stripes she is healed,

entrusting her wholly, fully into your care.

I bless my friend,

and ask you for a miracle.

Heal, deliver, and speak life over her Lord,

we praise you for you are so good,

let the banner of your love be lifted high above her,

and may your victory be established in her life,

far surpassing anything we could ask, think, or imagine…

all for your precious Name’s sake.

Amen.

To Know Him

Lord,

help me to trust you,

through to every crevice of my heart,

I invite you,

your presence,

your Spirit,

your will,

your ways,

to lead and guide me.

Let my decisions,

my life, my ways

be in perfect alignment with yours.

I cannot live without your presence,

I falter and fail without your favor and Spirit,

I need you Lord,

bless me to see you,

know you, and love you rightly.

I praise your Name.

Amen.

His Goodness

Abba,

I repent of the lie

I’ve believed —

that you are not all good.

How deeply this lie has rooted in me,

since childhood the enemy’s only deceived,

and kept me in unbelief.

Thank you for exposing the lie,

for the years you’ve proven your love to me

… again and again.

and I surrender once more,

my will, my independence,

my desire to defend, avenge,

take ahold of my own life,

and I give it to you.

You know me,

you love me,

and I praise you for your love,

your protection and kindness.

The devil’s a liar,

and I know,

you are so good.

I bless you Abba.

Amen.