My Rest

Lord,

I have everything I need in you.

You sustain my heart,

refresh my soul,

keep me in perfect peace,

as my thoughts alight on you.

You are rest,

and I enter your presence,

grateful for your blood

that has washed away all my sin,

and speaks a better word

over every accusation,

judgement, and condemnation.

You are my refuge

and my tower of strength.

There’s no other place I’d rather be,

I praise you.

Amen.

Known And Blessed

Lord,

I’m astounded by your care,

you’ve numbered every hair on my head,

you’ve sewn every stitch of my soul,

every word in my mouth,

movement of my heart,

you already know.

You watch me with care,

my lying down, going out,

my habits, quirks, and ways,

better than I know myself.

You understand and intimately know me.

I can rest,

trusting your guidance and counsel

is perfect for me,

as you hem me in from behind,

and go before me.

Lord, grant me a pure heart,

renew a right spirit within me,

remove anything in me that hinders your love,

please lead me in the way everlasting.

I praise you and thank you,

Lord of my life.

Amen.

Yours Alone Lord

Lord,

Keep me soft,

keep me tender,

sensitive to your Spirit,

open to your whispers,

enthralled by your words,

in love with your presence,

humble to your counsels,

faithful to your commands

persevering in obedience,

bold when you call,

standing firm in your truth,

wise and shrewd as a snake,

loving right, loving well

all the days of my life.

Shine your light through me Lord,

and be glorified.

I praise you Lord.

Amen.

Sweet Intimacy

Lord,

thank you for drawing up the emptiness,

exposing the loneliness,

showing me the depths of my heart

that only you are meant to fill.

I praise you that you’d draw me close,

close as a friend,

away into your chambers,

intimate as a bridegroom,

and I receive you Lord

inviting your presence,

fill me with your Spirit,

dwell within me.

Draw me close,

hold me near,

help me to follow where you call.

Let me not resist,

hold back, hesitate,

but grab hold of your hand,

and be with you,

as close as you would let me be.

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.

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.

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.

God’s With Me

Lord,

I praise you for your nearness,

that you are for me

not against me,

you are on my side.

I thank you for your grace,

for the faith you pour into my soul,

to receive your mercies again and again,

to find courage to follow you.

Thank you for showing me glimpses of who I am without you,

not overwhelming me with my own evil and brokenness,

but loving, accepting, kind,

you urge me to come to you,

the only One who can heal, restore, and redeem.

Grant me a clean heart,

one that’s soft, sensitive, tender towards you,

renew a right spirit within me,

teach me true humility before you,

to know myself rightly,

and just let me love you

as high, long, wide, and deep

you’d give me grace to.

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.

Loved In The Wilderness

Lord,

thank you for your love,

though I’m stained with sin,

you save and deliver me

and call me lovely.

I bless you for taking me into the wilderness,

drying up any source of comfort,

pleasure, and addiction,

exposing hidden sins,

unearthing fears and pain,

breaking up my fragile veneer,

and tending to the sinner,

the mess within

with tenderness, compassion,

gentleness, and lovingkindness.

I praise you Lord of the universe,

you owe me nothing,

I deserve only your wrath,

but that you’d humble yourself,

and woo my heart,

proving your faithfulness again and again,

loving me to surrender,

showing me I’m no longer a slave,

or an orphan, or a broken soul,

but beloved,

a child of God,

whole, healed, complete in you

with nothing to prove,

nothing to give,

except my sacrifice of thanksgiving and praise.

Lover of my soul,

I bless your Name.

Amen.