Lamb Of God

Lamb of God,

you came down,

innocent, good, holy, pure,

eternal One in fragile skin,

sacrificing your life

for the world,

for me.

Thank you for your blood,

that covers all my sins,

cleansing me,

washing me,

making me new,

delivering me from deserved wrath,

and an eternity in hell,

and giving me new life,

undeserved.

Thank you for the great exchange,

your beautiful life,

holy and pure within me.

I bless you Lord

for all that you have done,

you alone are God,

God of love, merciful kindness,

I worship you in your goodness and grace,

bless your Name.

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.

Receive The Lord

Lord,

with all my heart,

I receive you, welcome you

into my heart, mind, soul, and spirit.

I welcome your beautiful presence,

your sweet light, comfort, joy, and peace,

to flood this dwelling place,

please stay and take residence,

be Lord and Master of this heart.

Fill my heart with trust,

strengthen my faith

to cling to your Name,

rising strong in spirit,

knowing my right, my place in you,

I am a child of God.

Amen.

Glorious God

Abba,

I praise you,

you alone are God,

there is none like you,

your radiance and glory fill all the heavens,

your love reigns,

perfect purity, holiness, righteousness

governing the universe.

You are Spirit,

mysterious, frightening, beautiful,

drawing so low, so near,

giving up your Son

to bloody, raging hands.

Thank you for saving a wretched sinner like me.

How you could humble my icy pride,

remove the deception and rebellion,

so I may receive your salvation…

thank you that you’ve done it all.

I bless you and give you the only sacrifice I can bring,

thank you, thank you, thank you Abba!

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.

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.

A Beautiful Heart

Lord,

please give me a soft heart,

sensitive to your Spirit,

tender towards your nudgings,

feeling what you are feeling,

loving what you love,

hating what you hate.

Give me a hungry heart

that leans towards you,

seeks after you,

draws near to you,

to be replenished by your Spirit and life.

Give me a humble, faithful heart,

that rests and stands on your Word alone,

and lives for the audience of One.

Make me yours,

always and forever Lord.

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.

Give Me Faith

Lord,

let me choose life,

your Word, your Spirit,

your heart, will, ways, and love

with every step, every breath.

Give me faith

to apply to all that you have done,

to me, my life.

Pour out your Spirit upon me

to understand in every cell of my being

your grace,

that I’m your child,

I’m beloved,

and I’m going to heaven

to be with you forever.

Let me cast all my fears,

all my anxieties upon you,

knowing that you never tire

of me drawing close,

opening my heart.

You promise that you’ll only draw closer.

You are my safe place,

and I bless you and I love you Lord.

Amen.