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.

Knowing Him Rightly

Lord,

let me see you clearly,

le me know you rightly,

believing your Word,

standing in your Truth,

tender to your Spirit.

Protect and deliver me

from the gimmicks, charisma,

deception, and hype that would tickle my ears,

shiny packages wrapped with your name

but devoid of you.

I ask for the fear of the Lord,

help me to understand your sacrifice,

everything you gave,

everything you demand,

counting the cost of following you.

I pray to surrender all

counting all things as loss

because of the treasure of knowing you,

so with joy, thanksgiving, and praise

I give my life to you.

I bless 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.

Ready

Lord,

Your Spirit comes like the wind,

blowing wherever you please,

you are God,

answering to none,

you fulfill your purposes

in your way, your time.

I ask you Lord…

for a heart that’s open, unoffended,

ready with a yes

to the doors you open

and the opportunities

you place in my path.

I ask for a spirit surrendered

of all my plans,

yielded to you,

that being obedient

would win over comfort,

over security.

Help me to prepare my heart

and my will in the waiting,

that when you call,

I will be ready,

no hesitation, no walls,

only a yes to you.

I trust you Lord,

let me be ready.

Amen.

Temple Of Grace

Lord,

help me to care for my holy temple,

where lies the Holy of holies,

my conscious clear,

my heart right,

my thoughts at rest,

my body well,

so that I may tabernacle with you,

your Spirit comfortable and welcome,

dwelling in me,

having full rein.

Take over,

where I do what I don’t want to do,

conflicted in flesh and spirit,

reign victorious over me,

establishing your mercy, comfort, and grace.

Gain the territories I struggle to yield,

and grant me vision once more

of your beauty, holiness, peace, and rest.

Have your way in me Lord,

that I may be perfected in your image,

reflecting your love, your heart, your righteousness.

I cast myself into your waves of mercy

and I praise you for your saving grace.

Amen.

Walk With God

Lord,

let me be face to face with you

throughout the day,

sharing my thoughts,

baring my heart,

not holding back

coming honestly,

vulnerable and open

before you.

I need you Lord…

so easy for me to say,

yet difficult to bend my knee and do,

humbling for my pride and independence.

Where I’m on autopilot,

depending on my own strength

please gently remind me of your presence,

that you’re with me,

willing and ready to teach me, train me,

show me, guide me, help me once again,

in better, wiser ways than my own.

Let my heart be open to your instruction,

wrapping around your wisdom and counsel,

inviting your strength and power

leaning on you,

so that I walk in your ways,

and am blessed.

Show me how to talk with you,

partner with you,

do life with you,

and let the distractions melt away,

so that I have dove’s eyes before you.

You and me Lord,

please help me to run this race,

and finish well,

and receive your full inheritance in me.

You are splendid, beautiful, and true,

let my life faithfully reflect your worthiness.

Amen.

Walk With The Lord

Lord,

thank you for extending your hand

to walk with you,

your presence inviting,

comfortable and gracious,

your heart humble and gentle,

always welcoming and open.

My soul is at ease

in your unconditional acceptance,

your patient, listening ear,

reminding me your voice doesn’t condemn,

shame or demean,

finding rest in your Words,

comfort in your silence,

your counsel and wisdom

light, peaceful… unexpected.

Your love catches me off guard,

you give mercy and kindness

when I think I’ve run out,

and I’m amazed

that you’re endless,

eternal,

you are God,

meek and powerful,

a mystery to me.

Help me to walk with you,

always be fascinated by you,

be in wonder and awe of you,

love, obey, and delight you

that your heart would be happy,

and my heart full and content,

never needing to look any further

to know my joy is complete.

I bless you Lord.

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.

Sojourners

Lord,

help me to embrace the tension of being in this world

yet living for eternity.

Increase my faith,

let them be pillars within me,

to stand in your spiritual truths,

in the midst of culture’s temptations and my flesh.

Help me to examine my heart again and again

to clearly see and understand what I am truly living for.

Sift up my own deception,

expose my blind spots

where I am living for temporal comfort and gain.

I repent to you where the lines have gotten muddied in me,

and I ask you to cleanse my heart,

renew a right spirit,

grant me your perspective and incentive,

restore joy, peace, and hope

and help me to be steadfast in you.

Let me be ok in the struggle,

with the wrestle,

understanding that this is your call,

to live in your Spirit,

at odds with a world running the other way.

Help me to be wise and save souls,

obeying your voice,

following your instructions,

conducting myself honorably,

submitting my heart to your Word,

that the fruit of the Spirit

would bear witness to this world

of your Light.

Help me Lord,

you are worthy.

Amen.