I praise you that you hold onto me,
uphold me in your love,
reminding me of your promises,
your goodness in the past,
so I can let go today,
and trust you.
I place my loved ones in your hands
trusting your plans, your will, your timing for them
and I’m grateful to have been a witness
of your love, your Spirit, your grace in their lives
for a moment in time
that I pray stretches into an eternity of fellowship
Lord, you give and you take away,
and I’m blessed for the footprints
that have come into and out of my life,
that you have used
to bless, enrich, grant love and wisdom,
to remind me how real you are,
how powerful and good,
how deeply you love this world,
so much that you came down
and gave your life for us all.
I long for the day
we will all be caught up in your power,
with every tear wiped from our eyes,
no more loss, grief, and pain,
enjoying sweet fellowship with you
with one another
I trust you Lord,
I let go,
and I bless you.
I thank you for coming in fragile human flesh,
living among us,
knowing us intimately, painfully, and unreservedly.
Thank you for never turning away,
but pressing into death on the cross,
embracing all our brokenness,
taking all our sin, accusations, and shame,
and dying, burying it all in the grave.
You took yourself up into life,
which only you the Son of God, Son of Man can do,
and you made a way
for us to find home in you.
I praise you for being the tabernacle of life
that sustains, makes me whole,
bringing comfort, love, joy, peace, and rest.
I bless your Name for the promise
that you are coming again, soon,
and you’re making all things right
in accordance with your Word and decree,
waiting patiently for all
you’ve called into your household.
Thank you for your Spirit,
your presence with me
as we sojourn through this life,
and the hope of home with you
I bless you Lord.
I quiet my busy mind
calm my antsy soul,
why is there such unrest within me?
When I gaze upon you in faith
with the eyes of my heart,
sensing your presence
the substance of what my faith longs for,
te weight of your Spirit
quenches my soul thirst,
heals my mind,
and settles my heart.
Lord, strengthen my inner man with your Spirit
that you would dwell in my heart as I trust in you.
Let my roots go down deep in your love
and make me unshakable, unmovable, magnanimous.
May I grasp how high, long, wide, and deep
your love is,
embracing and trusting the mystery
that all eternity will not be enough
to understand fully.
Let me be whole, complete, perfect as you are,
in the abundance of life and strength that comes from you,
that I may decrease and you would increase.
I praise you Lord
that you answer above and beyond
anything that I can ask, think, or imagine.
I praise you for your love.
thank you for reaching my heart,
loosening my lips,
to talk with you,
for confidence in your love,
for showing me my limits and lack
by your kindness, not to my shame,
so that I can ask, seek, and knock.
My reason has failed me,
your loving kindness has broken through,
time and again,
I bless you for faith,
softening, circumcising this heart of stone,
and I dare to believe now,
that you are so good,
you will answer.
I accept your terms,
I pray now your will, not my own,
trusting you know best,
with unclenched hands
ready to surrender all and receive
your best for my ultimate good,
even when I don’t understand.
Help me, teach continuously how to pray,
I love you Lord.
Lord of my rest,
I bless you.
I receive your comfort,
healing and refreshing,
depleted and needy
for your Spirit and grace.
Thank you for rest,
break into my frenetic cycles
where my wheels only spin
and I’m more stuck than I know.
Shine your light
on the root of my anxieties,
so I can’t cover it up,
and help me
to cast all my cares on you.
Break through my muteness,
open my mouth,
so my heart can spill forth the cries
pent up behind my futile actions.
When the world weighs heavy on my shoulders,
and surrounding sin and pain grieve me,
I choose to remember you,
Prince of Peace,
the government is upon your shoulder.
I praise your Name.
I praise you for your comfort and kindness.
When my body is weak
and I am feeling fragile,
I thank you that I can lean in,
trust in, depend on you.
Your hand covers me,
you shelter me under your wings,
I will abide in your shadow,
close to your presence.
Thank you for your gentle strength,
your light warmth,
your kind joy and hope
that comforts and upholds me.
You uplift my spirits
as your presence heals my frame,
your strength is perfected in my weakness.
Thank you for your angelic hosts
that surround me,
ministering healing and life.
I praise you that I’m fearfully and wonderfully made,
an echo of your glory, love, and delight.
I love you, thank you for being with me