Peace And Rest

Lord,

I quiet my heart,

still my thoughts,

open my spirit,

and wait,

with no expectation,

no presumption,

just longing to hear your voice,

to sense your presence,

be still in your love,

knowing you’re right here,

always, with me.

Your Spirit fills me,

cleanses my mind,

refreshes my heart,

and a breath escapes,

releasing my cares to you.

I praise you my Prince of Peace,

and I bless you

for inviting me into your rest.

Amen.

I Will Not Fear

Lord,

Hide me under the shadow of your wing,

let me abide under your shelter,

you are a shield around me,

a powerful fortress

I run into and hide.

Keep me safe from the terrors of the night,

the deadly pestilence,

set your angelic guards around me,

so when I walk,

my feet may not stumble.

Though the world surrounds me in chaos, confusion, and fear,

I will not be afraid,

for you are with me, Lord,

with your outstretched arm,

your mighty hand covers me.

I will praise you all my days.

Amen.

Known And Blessed

Lord,

I’m astounded by your care,

you’ve numbered every hair on my head,

you’ve sewn every stitch of my soul,

every word in my mouth,

movement of my heart,

you already know.

You watch me with care,

my lying down, going out,

my habits, quirks, and ways,

better than I know myself.

You understand and intimately know me.

I can rest,

trusting your guidance and counsel

is perfect for me,

as you hem me in from behind,

and go before me.

Lord, grant me a pure heart,

renew a right spirit within me,

remove anything in me that hinders your love,

please lead me in the way everlasting.

I praise you and thank you,

Lord of my life.

Amen.

Under His Shelter

Lord,

quiet my spirit,

calm my heart,

help me to sense your presence,

entering into your shelter

to rest secure under the shadow of your wings.

Thank you that I may always approach you,

freely in Messiah,

His blood has paved the way.

Wrap me up in your comfort,

soothe my frazzled nerves

with the anointing of your presence.

The enemy cannot touch me here.

Thank you for your covering,

your protection,

you are my refuge, my safe place.

Watching safely from here,

I see you destroying my enemies,

shielding me from destruction and harm,

keeping me from plague and evil.

You will never abandon me,

all my days,

I will set my heart upon you.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Uplift My Heart

Lord,

I bless your Name,

for being so close,

your comfort and sweetness

filling my barrenness,

your presence in the midst

of my grief and loss.

Give me an unoffended heart,

cast self pity far from me,

pour out your grace

that I wouldn’t compare

with what isn’t mine,

and instead find true contentment,

resting in your love,

let me bless

even when I feel my lack.

Lord, you are all I need,

I love you and praise your Name.

Amen.

Mercy And Strength

Lord,

Thank you for your grace,

your understanding, comfort, encouragement

in the midst of my failures and weakness.

Thank you that your voice never accuses,

nor condemns,

but draws close, strengthens, empowers,

so that I rejoice in your goodness,

your sweet kindness once again.

Fill me with faith again,

grant me strength,

give me vision and hope,

help me to persevere and be diligent,

and let me be bold and courageous

in your directives,

trusting you are with me,

your Spirit enabling and resuscitating

fresh power, ability, and skill

to fulfill your purposes for your glory.

I praise you and bless you Lord.

Amen.

Turn To The Lord

Lord,

please give me the courage to face my fears.

Help me not to run away anymore.

Let me look at my doubts,

mistrust, and unbelief,

and give them to you.

Don’t let me be halfway, lukewarm, scared anymore.

Shine your light

and heal the wounds,

dispel the lies,

and restore me with your Word.

Let me to turn to you,

you are so faithful Lord.

Thank you for saving me,

knowing me better than I know myself,

loving me back to your arms.

Your loving kindness, tender mercies,

gracious acceptance, and kind restoration

have always been true.

I bring my heart and ask for your grace once more,

bring your comfort and healing,

thank you, I love you Lord.

Amen.

Close

Lord,

thank you that you’re with me,

right by my side,

holding my hand,

walking, leading, guiding me,

you are my Good Shepherd.

Even as the storms rage around me,

I’ll keep myself here

in your presence and love,

keeping my eyes fixed on you,

I shall not fear,

and I will trust you,

letting your rod pull me closer,

your staff defeat my enemies,

you are with me

through the fire, deep waters,

the mountains and valleys,

you will not allow my feet to stumble.

Glorify your name through me Lord

no matter what I am going through,

help me to thank you,

praise you,

love you,

bless you.

You are my God,

and I know you are faitful.

I worship you.

Amen.

Unchanging Love

Lord,

thank you for your eternal, unfailing love.

When I succeed in some endeavors,

and stumble and fail in more,

thank you for your love for me.

When I’m happy, secure, and confident,

when I’m discouraged, sad, and timid,

thank you for your love for me.

When I’m praying, reading your Word, and soaring in spirit,

when I’m exhausted, dull in my flesh, and rebellious,

thank you for your love for me.

When I’m believing, full of faith, and victorious,

when I’m fearful, anxious, and distrusting,

thank you for your love for me.

When some accept me,

and others reject me,

thank you for your love for me.

Whether the sun is shining and the sky is bright,

or darkness comes with storms and clouds,

thank you that your love for me never changes.

Lord, I am up one moment,

down the next,

limited, temperamental, capricious, and fickle.

You are my rock,

your love my anchor,

your grace and mercy

a refuge and respite

from the world and from me.

Thank you that your love never depended on me,

you love because you are love,

please give me the grace,

to delve into the heights, lengths,

widths, and depths of your love,

to never be familiar and always in awe of you,

seeking, open, wondering,

asking, knocking, trusting

expectant in faith and hope

of knowing you more.

I need you and I love you Lord.

Amen.

God Who Is Life

Lord,

thank you for this day,

for your presence that rests on me,

your peace that settles my spirit,

thank you for the grace once again

to turn my heart to you

and warm my soul by your light.

You are Life,

Encourager, Comforter,

Guide, Counselor, and Grace.

You are Wisdom, Mercy,

Kindness, Goodness,

Compassion, Power, and Strength.

I will not fret,

for you are with me,

you order my steps.

Draw me close,

let me always cling to you,

and please don’t let me go,

for I am lost without you.

I love you,

Lord of my life,

King of my heart.

Amen.