Word Of Life

Abba,

I thank you for your love,

sending your Son down,

He came to save the world,

dying for for all our sins,

not condemn it,

to give life forever.

I praise you that you have always, only

drawn me by love

by your Spirit,

and I’m grateful for your words,

so different from the accusations of the enemy

and my own self condemnation.

Your words are life-giving, gentle, and kind,

wise, instructive, and gracious,

bringing peace and comfort,

merciful refreshing and restoration.

Cleanse me once more with your Word,

put a burning coal upon my lips

that my guilt would be taken away

and my sin atoned for.

Anoint me with a fresh grace

to speak words that bring healing and life

from a gentle heart and soothing tongue,

spreading wisdom and knowledge of you,

lifting up prayers that you hear and delight in.

Give me a willing heart to learn from your Son

gentle and humble in heart.

Thank you for your love,

the Word,

and life eternal in you.

Amen.

Love Like You

Lord,

would you teach me how to love,

to peer into a soul

and see what you see,

having compassion,

unconditional acceptance

for a history I don’t see,

suffering I can’t understand,

to let go of my judgement

and lean my head on your heartbeat,

to be patient, kind, and gentle,

soft against harsh edges,

gracious toward prickly spines,

can you give me a new grace

to interact with others,

an anointing to speak words

that bring life and healing,

an empowerment and strengthening

a fresh infusion of your Spirit

to wait, give space, choice, freedom,

the honoring and dignifying,

that you have done for me

in my shame,

believing, hoping

for your best in others,

trusting that your love

is more powerful than anything in the world.

Let me love like you Lord,

remembering your love

has transformed me.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Rest And Obedience

Lord,

thank you for your rest,

always you call me into a relationship with you,

your commands intentional

to build my trust and faith in you.

Help me Lord,

deliver me from the hamster wheels I create for myself,

that others, the world create for me.

Take me out and deliver me.

Let me find my rest in the warmth of your hand,

holding me, caring for me back to health,

carrying me to the green pastures and quiet waters I’d missed with you.

Let me learn from you who are gentle and humble in heart,

whose yoke is easy and burden is light.

What is your heart Lord?

What do you desire to do through my life?

Forgive me Lord for my striving.

I lay down my will and my plans for yours,

I want to be used by you,

and to shine for your glory alone.

But let me first find rest in you

and do it all, hand-in-hand,

walking side-by-side,

in intimate, sweet relationship with you.

Let it be no other way,

I love you Lord, have your way in me.

Amen.

Settled In Love

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.

Amen.

My Comfort

Lord,

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

always.

Amen.

Give Me Strength

Lord,

I praise you and thank you for tender care,

your love and gentleness wrapping around me,

bringing comfort to my body, soul, and spirit.

I thank you for your rest when I feel weak,

thank you that you’re not the one that pushes,

rather it’s me,

so I lay down my own expectations, to-do lists, and pressure,

and just breathe,

resting in your hands,

now aware of your presence,

feeling the anxiety drain from my muscles,

and relief fill my cells.

In my weakness, be strong and rise up within me Lord through this day.

Let it be your Spirit, life, words, love, wisdom, grace, and strength

to minister to my heart and those around me,

that I may decrease so you will increase

and I can still be a faithful witness to your beauty and righteousness.

I’m unable to go forth without your strength and power,

your grace and life,

go before me and rest on me Lord,

I praise you that I have all I need in you for life and holiness,

I have you.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Spirit Of Life

Lord,

I praise you for your salvation, healing, and deliverance.

You are my Lord and Savior,

your Spirit of life has set me free —

I’m free from all condemnation, judgement, guilt, and shame.

What I couldn’t do in my skin,

with rules, regulations, prescriptions, and protocols,

dead in my spirit and efforts without you,

you did.

I thank you and praise you for becoming my sin,

and the blood sacrifice for my sin offering forever.

I praise you for subduing, condemning all sin in my flesh,

you have overcome the world,

and put in me fresh strength to live by your Spirit,

guided by your power.

You have granted me access to live by your Spirit,

to set my heart and mind upon your will and purpose.

I praise you for the promise of life and peace,

my wholeness and well-being

as my mind is stayed upon you,

and you teach me to walk with you.

I can’t believe your Spirit dwells within me

to guide and direct me,

making me your precious child.

I’m alive eternally because of your righteousness,

your holiness that dwells within me,

all given as a gift out of your wonderous grace to me.

Just as your Spirit raised you from the dead to life,

you revive me, give me new life, and raise up my mortal body by your Spirit.

Lord, by the power of your Spirit,

grant me strength, enable me

to continually put to death all of my thoughts and behavior

outside of your perfect will that brings blessing, protection, and life.

Lead me that I may be blessed,

and called a daughter of God.

I bless your Name.

Amen.

My Lord

My Lord,

I surrender to your waves of mercy,

sinking deep, allowing your love to penetrate every cell of my body.

I can’t believe you would take me back,

after my failures, my sin, my betrayal of you,

the nails I put in your hands and feet,

the way I mocked and scorned you,

how hard and cold my heart was to your suffering.

I don’t understand how you receive me back again and again,

this prodigal,

with wide open arms,

putting your ring on my finger,

your robe on my back,

telling me I am yours,

that you chose me and want me,

and I belong to you.

I can’t understand your love in my intellect,

yet you pursue me, you haven’t let me go.

You are kind, gentle, and good,

holy, pure, with no guile,

strong, tender, compassionate,

humble, gracious, and patient.

You keep no record of my wrongs,

your heart is always soft towards me,

open, merciful, you never hold back.

I bless you Lord

there’s none that loves like you,

you alone are God,

perfect in love,

beautiful, glorious,

take this small, broken heart,

make it wholly yours,

I give myself to you.

Amen.

Walk With Me

Abba,

As I go through my day,

grant me dove’s eyes for you,

an awareness of your presence,

your voice,

your peace,

your heart.

As people cross my path,

bumping into my being,

as circumstances fill the space around me,

use it all to slough off dead soulish skin,

expose the places of my need,

the idols of my choice,

and pour out your lovingkindness, mercy, and compassion,

into my broken matrices,

that I may truly be healed, set free, and whole.

Let me sit and be in your love

in all my glorious mess,

let it be your love and grace that truly transforms and sustains me,

not my disciplines, mantras, and efforts.

Abba I invite you,

come into my day to day,

my step by step,

my breath to breath,

breathe into me,

and empower me to walk with you.

Let me be your companion

just like in the garden.

I love you Abba.

Amen.