Contentment

Lord,

Draw me back to you,

turn my heart to you once more,

I repent of chasing the idols of my culture,

thinking they would make me happy,

feeding the discontentment of my flesh,

always longing for more.

Help me, teach me, gently train me Lord

to be content in you.

Grant me greater revelation

that I have everything I need in you,

so I can let go,

unclench my fists,

and cease my striving and grabbing.

Forgive me Lord,

have mercy on me,

wash away the deception,

cleanse my heart,

and let me see you rightly.

Return my heart to first love,

and give me the grace

to love you

with all my strength, intelligence, will, and passion once more.

You alone are worthy Lord.

Amen.

Beloved Spirit

Spirit,

let me know you rightly,

acknowledging your presence,

personality, directives, feelings, and counsel.

Heighten my awareness

of your thoughts, your perspectives,

the priorities that press for you.

Make me walk in step with you,

sensitive to your nudges,

walking in your rhythm and pace,

moving with you in your suddenlies

when you bring change,

resting in you in the waiting.

Transform me by your power,

fill me, overtake me,

change my heart,

renew my mind,

make me wholly yours.

Into my flesh and resistance

I invite you,

asking you to win despite myself.

Thank you for your presence

dwelling inside me,

with me always.

Let me not offend you,

when I do,

help me to quickly make things right.

I pray to love you,

walk with you,

bless and honor you Spirit.

Amen.

Cherish The Lord

Lord,

I praise you,

you are the Aleph and the Tav,

the beginning and the end,

uncreated One,

who was and is and is to come.

I bless you Lord

for being the author and perfecter of my faith,

cherishing my eternal soul,

knowing how to guide this wayward free will

back to you,

time and again.

I ask you for the fear of the Lord,

the spirit of wisdom, knowledge,

understanding, discernment, and insight,

counsel, and might to know you

and walk in your ways.

Please don’t let me go,

take me deeper into your love,

let me never tire of gazing into your holy Mystery,

and help me to be faithful,

trusting in you to the end.

I love you Lord.

Amen.

Rise Above

Lord,

thank you that I am exactly where you want me to be,

in the place, position, amongst the people

you have called me.

Forgive me Lord

for asking why for so long,

wanting to run and jump ship,

complaining and grumbling,

living myopic,

for man’s approval,

fleeting acknowledgement,

and missing you this whole time.

I praise you when I’m brought low,

my face turns up to seek you,

I praise you when I’m misunderstood, unseen,

you are the God who sees and knows me,

I praise you when I feel unvalued, overlooked,

my work is for the audience of One.

Give me eyes to see you in this world,

to perceive your kingdom

and to declare your heart and your Words.

Help me to rise above in spirit,

and I will bless your Name always.

I praise you Lord.

Amen.

Follow Him

Lord,

I hear your Voice saying,

“Follow Me.”

Grant me the grace to come

without hesitation,

forgetting what is behind

and pressing on towards the goal

of your heavenward call before me.

I praise you for the mustard seed of faith,

thank you for strengthening me as I step out,

parting the sea of chaos and confusion,

allowing me to step on dry land,

and hiding me under your talit.

I’m safe and secure with you,

never let me go,

hold onto me

when my strength fails,

and uphold me

to walk in your ways

every step of the way

knowing your staff guards me

and your rod keeps me close.

I love you Lord.

Amen.

Faith And Courage

Lord,

thank you that you are with me

as I apply faith to my feet,

stepping into the unknown.

You are my Good Shepherd

who leads, guides, and counsels,

your Spirit already has gone forth

to prepare the way,

you are the Aleph and the Tav

knowing all beginnings and the end.

So I capture the arrows of fear, anxiety, and unbelief

casting them upon you,

and stand upon your Word and Rhema,

you’ve called and I will follow.

You’ve saved me from sin and death,

molding me into a new creation

and set apart to fulfill your purposes,

with you,

glorifying your Name.

You keep my foot from stumbling,

you will not let me put to shame,

you open doors no man can shut,

you shut doors no man can open.

You have plans to prosper me,

not to harm me,

plans to give me a hope and a future.

I will trust in your goodness,

stepping out to answer your call,

intent on obedience,

entrusting the rest to you.

Grant me boldness, courage, and faith

knowing you are with me,

you desire success for me,

and I have no lack in you.

I bless 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.

Saved And Free

Lord,

thank you for saving me

from the pit of hell where my sins condemned me,

thank you for healing my soul

to understand true love,

your heart that gives, loves,

sets frees, empowers with no guile,

thank you for delivering me

out of the systems of this world,

from the power of the sin and death,

and giving me life eternal,

breathing your Spirit into mine,

awakening word, life, and spirit within me.

Help me to keep myself undefiled by the world,

guarding my heart

from the lies that I’m not enough,

enslaving me to materialism, quick fixes, and busyness

that suffocate my spirit,

and snuff out your Light,

all that you have already done.

Give me grace to renew my mind,

cleansing thoughts to be in alignment

with your Truth, your Word, your Spirit,

that your Spirit and Word dwelling within me

would have free reign

to be, express, live, and love,

establishing your holiness

wherever I go.

There’s nothing I bring to you,

except arms wide open to receive your love

again and again,

empty hands casting away my failures and good credentials,

to fully grasp, cling, hold onto

all that you have done,

I could never save myself,

you have done it all,

and I will praise you and love you always.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Reflections

Lord,

as I look back,

memories surfacing,

thoughts, feelings,

people, places,

ghosts and wisps of the past,

reflecting my face,

who I was,

regrets, questions,

passing joys,

disappointments, pain,

gratitude,

faith, hope,

making me who I am today,

I ask you Spirit,

to illuminate my heart,

reflect on this past year,

and show me what you see.

Hold my hand,

and take me on a journey,

to see your silver thread,

weaving in and out throughout my memories,

so that I won’t miss you,

or miss what you are doing,

where you are leading.

Weave your vision in my heart,

along with faith, hope,

courage and love,

guide me into my tomorrow,

and let my footsteps fall

in step with your melody and rhythm,

so that when another year passes,

I’ll look in my reflection,

and see more of you,

and less of me.

Amen.