Hold onto me in my fragility,
I cling to you as my shield,
a strong tower, a refuge, and oasis
in the midst of chaos and turmoil surrounding me.
Help me to stay my mind upon you,
wash my anxiety, my riled spirit
with your living waters
for you are my Sar Shalom.
I remember your salvation,
from all my past, the lies and memories that haunted me,
the care and comfort you provided in my weakness,
your strong hand
taking me from darkness into your marvelous light.
Thank you for your promise
that you are always with me,
I’m never alone,
your gift of your spirit of power, love, and a sound mind,
I have all I need in you.
So I will be bold and courageous
because you go with me,
I will not shrink back,
and even when I am crushed,
let the fragrance of your presence arise,
petals before a storm,
so that you receive your glory in this,
no matter what is to come.
All honor, dominion, power, and glory belong to you.
I love you Lord.
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,
and life eternal in you.
would you teach me how to love,
to peer into a soul
and see what you see,
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,
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.
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,
in intimate, sweet relationship with you.
Let it be no other way,
I love you Lord, have your way in me.
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.
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
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.
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,
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.