Our Maker

Lord,

You are the great King

ruler over all gods,

I praise you with all creation —

the distant shores,

the earth’s depths,

the mountain peaks,

are all in your hands.

I bless you Lord

for being our Maker,

you are our Good Shepherd,

caring for your flock,

we are secure in your pasture.

Let me always hear your voice,

soften and open my heart,

bind my will to yours,

and let me enter securely

into your rest.

Amen.

God Who Sustains

Lord,

thank you for the space of your grace,

your presence, your breath

pushing back

where the world pushes and presses in.

Thank you that you are closer to me

than my own breath,

your presence within

reigns over the universe,

holding it together,

your grace is expansive,

your purposes deep,

your love infiltrates all,

and I surrender again to you,

trusting you with all my heart,

not leaning on my own understanding,

acknowledging you in all my ways,

believing you will make straight my paths.

Please encourage my heart,

send vision, motivation, strength my way,

let me remember you are with me,

and crush discouragement and frustration

under my heel,

moving forward where you call,

bold and courageous.

I praise you for your love,

your perfect leadership,

may I continue my journey faithfully with you,

and finish strong,

running this well by your grace.

Thank you and I praise you Lord.

Amen.

One And Only God

Lord,

Maker of heaven and earth,

Creator of all the universe,

Master Conductor of spinning galaxies, planets, solar systems,

Producer of all energy, effortlessly firing the sun, moon, and stars,

With all creation I praise your power, glory, and majesty.

Intelligent Designer,

you established the boundaries of waters,

sea and sky,

made the sparrow and leviathan,

all life on this planet

flora, fauna, earth,

all depend on your hand,

sustained by you,

Artist, Musician

making all things beautiful

canvasing the world in colors, textures,

elegant shapes and designs,

Giver and Source of Life,

you stand utterly alone,

high, holy, and other.

Yet you made man in your image,

thoughts, feelings, choice, word, relationship,

you are the Greatest Personality,

an endless rainbow of emotions,

thoughts that far surpass all the sands on the seashore,

intimate, gracious God that knows all the hearts of man,

honoring choice even to death.

Who are you Lord…

instill in me a heart, wonder, and curiosity to seek you more,

delight and joy in finding you

one revelation at a time

as much and more than I can handle.

Be pleased Lord,

to reveal yourself

to the hearts of those you are drawing to you

through the glory of your creation

and the goodness of your presence all around.

I praise you Lord.

Amen.