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.

He’s Done It All

Lord,

it is finished,

you have done it all.

You saved me,

absolved all my sins,

past, present, and future,

delivered me out of slavery

from the power of sin

and the fear of death.

You heal all my diseases

of the soul, heart, mind, and body.

You’ve covered all my weaknesses,

failures,

You have given me your Spirit,

I will never die.

I have eternal life,

I’m a new creation in You

with a new call and purpose

to fulfill your will,

establishing your kingdom,

your love and righteousness

upon this earth,

waiting for your return.

There’s nothing I bring,

and everything I receive from you,

you who have covered,

poured out, overcompensated,

filled to overflowing all I will ever need

to live forever in your presence.

I praise you and thank you

from a wondering heart,

let me never stop wondering,

stop tiring of your mercy and love.

Amen.

Lover Of My Soul

Lord,

Thank you for saving me,

lifting my soul up and out of the miry clay,

gifting me your Spirit,

breathing eternal life into me,

buoying me up by your mercy and grace

to traverse this life with you.

In you I have no lack,

my vulnerabilities find your strength,

my pain finds your healing and comfort,

my frustrations, your hope and counsel.

Fill this broken cup,

so that your healing, comfort, joy, and life

would overflow,

and that in all of my being,

utterly dependent on your love,

you would be so glorified

as Lover and Messiah of our souls.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Sweet Companionship

Lord,

You have shown me the Father,

gentle, generous, gracious, and kind,

good, wise, and perfect,

disciplining me for my good,

keeping me within pleasant boundaries

that are good for my soul.

You are my Provider,

meeting all my needs,

you are my Comforter,

you will never leave me nor forsake me.

You have given me everything I need,

every spiritual blessing

to walk in holiness and perfection in your eyes.

Help me to joyfully fellowship with you

in your suffering,

as you walked a stranger in this world.

Let me let go of my familiarity with the world,

to be your friend,

that my attachments to this world would fade away

in the light of your beautiful face,

and help me to just be still and walk

with you in the garden,

knowing there’s no other place I’d rather be

than with you as your companion.

I still my heart,

focusing my inward gaze upon you,

and I praise you and bless your Name.

Amen.

Known

Lord,

Thank you that over the years

of melting my walls

and drawing me to you,

through knowing you,

you have shown me… me,

and I have to know her

a little bit better, a little bit more.

You’re kind, gentle, and gracious,

you won me in my stiff-necked rebellion,

you’re merciful to me in my willful independence,

you’ve held the line with discipline and safe boundaries,

other times giving me over to my choices

with painful lessons learned,

treasures still to be reaped in darkness.

You’re my good Father.

I’ve found more and more,

that you know best,

my Creator,

you know me best,

and I can yield to trust you,

though I’m still learning how.

You’ve taken a child of shame,

and brought me into your marvelous light,

and I pray to fellowship with you

walking in your grace,

enjoying you,

being simply me,

all the days of my life.

Amen.

This Is Love

Abba,

thank you for sending your Son,

giving Him up

to die for me.

This is love,

your suffering,

His atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world.

You have given me salvation, freedom, and hope.

Let me walk through my day

ever remembering your love’s cost,

knowing you’re intimate with my suffering,

and that your love,

how high, long, wide, and deep it is

to enjoy and delight in,

that overwhelms, comforts, and transforms me.

Abba, you know me,

you understand me,

I am your beloved,

and it is well with my soul.

Thank you Abba.

Amen.

He Raises Up

Lord,

I praise you for your perfect love, absolute goodness,

and beautiful justice.

I thank you for your promises

to pour out living waters upon those who are thirsty,

making streams in dry ground,

pouring out your Spirit on all your people,

and blessing the generations.

I praise you that those made righteous in you

will spring up like new plants,

sprouts thriving by clear waters.

We are yours Lord,

thank you for sealing us with the Spirit,

your Name is ever on our minds,

written on our hands.

You are the First and the Last,

there is no God besides,

none to compare, no second to you.

I won’t be afraid or anxious for the storms to come,

for you have long proclaimed and declared it.

Thank you that I may be your witness

now and forevermore,

worshipping you my Rock and my Redeemer.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Bold And Courageous

Lord,

Strengthen and empower me with your Spirit,

to obey and walk in your righteousness,

make me bold as a lion,

tearing down every thought, pretension, and argument

setting itself against the knowledge of you;

as gentle as a dove,

speaking truth in love,

being salty and compassionate,

shining your light, unapologetic.

You’re worthy Lord

of all my praise, my life, my heart.

Thank you for all you’ve done,

coming to die for all my sins,

raising yourself up,

resurrecting my life with yours.

Refresh me with hope for all that is to come,

to see me in and through the storms ahead,

root and ground me by faith in your love,

unshaken in any season,

and let the joy of my salvation

be my courage, my strength

to give and share

with those who would need it in this dark world.

I praise you and bless you Lord.

Amen.

A Beautiful Yoke

Lord,

I praise you for leaving your throne,

the heavens that are your home

dwelling in beloved unity with the Father and Spirit,

to come down and save the world.

Thank you for your heart,

open, exposed, vulnerable,

loving as only the Son of God,

Son of Man can love

in mercy, truth, grace, and power,

holy, right, and true,

never looking away or holding back.

You are the Messiah,

promised through the Jewish people

to be the Savior of the whole world.

I praise you that you made the way,

reached down for me,

washed me clean by your blood

to be able to approach you

and come near to you.

Thank you that you are approachable,

gentle and humble in heart,

and your yoke is easy and burden light.

I praise you for breaking

the heavy, oppressive yoke of the world upon my back,

filling me with dread and anxiety,

draining life.

Let it be so Lord,

that your joy would forever be my strength,

that my food would be to do your will,

and that I would discern and delight

to do the work you’ve prepared in advance for me to do.

and accomplish your work,

to shine your light,

to be a conduit of your blessing.

I praise you for life abundant in you.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.