Surrender All

Lord,

Show me, teach me, help me

to surrender all to you.

I say yes in my spirit,

but don’t know how.

Please illuminate my heart,

reveal to my soul, my mind,

how I may let go.

My past, I give to you —

repenting of my sin, shame, and guilt,

receiving your forgiveness,

watching you go back in my past,

deleting all the files —

those moments, like I had never even sinned.

My future, I give to you —

so many expectations

of what I thought I needed to do,

and where I needed to be,

what I needed to look like,

absorbed from tradition, family,

culture, religion, and worldly systems

into my needy heart seeking approval,

that has only atrophied the soul you knit in me.

Yet your Spirit within has proved greater.

I surrender to your voice,

the pressures and flows of your Spirit,

buoying me into your paths,

safe within your love,

far outside my comfort,

fully alive and my soul rising and set free,

trusting you in the unknown,

casting my fears, anxieties, and worries upon you.

I surrender all my desires,

giving voice to each one,

entrusting them into your hand,

into your care,

because you know best.

I desire only your best for me,

so help me to surrender all

to receive from my Lord

and give praise to your Name.

Amen.

Peace And Rest

Lord,

I quiet my heart,

still my thoughts,

open my spirit,

and wait,

with no expectation,

no presumption,

just longing to hear your voice,

to sense your presence,

be still in your love,

knowing you’re right here,

always, with me.

Your Spirit fills me,

cleanses my mind,

refreshes my heart,

and a breath escapes,

releasing my cares to you.

I praise you my Prince of Peace,

and I bless you

for inviting me into your rest.

Amen.

Leaving The Past Behind

Lord,

Thank you that my life is in your hands.

I can shake off the burdens of my past,

the regrets and failures,

trusting you will work all things for my good,

and reveal to me the treasures hidden in darkness.

I praise you for your wisdom, discernment,

and counsel dispensed into my spirit,

your molding, pruning, and stretching;

forging me in your continuous flame of love

as I am being created in your image.

I forget what is behind,

you clear my vision for what lies ahead.

No more shadows looming in the future,

or expectations and assumptions I should fulfill,

but surrendered and free, I look to you today,

in this moment,

the gift of your presence with me,

let me run with you.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Water My Roots

Lord,

Thank you for your Word

that teaches, rebukes, corrects,

and trains up in righteousness.

I ask you for a greater hunger and thirst for your Word.

Increase your spirit of wisdom and revelation upon my heart

that I would know you rightly.

Meet me and encounter my heart,

convict and transform me.

Water my roots so that

I may have a strong foundation of righteousness in you.

Please send the right teachers in the right season

that I may receive all that you have for me,

and grow in the ways that you’ve called.

Align me with those you’d call me to pour into.

I bless you and praise you for your Word of life

that brings comfort, strength, healing, and godly training

unto a blessed life.

I love you Lord.

Amen.

Armor Of God

Lord,

Strengthen me in you,

let me be empowered

knowing your Spirit dwells within me.

Teach me, show me, help me

to put on and stand in the full armor of God.

When the darkness presses in,

and the schemes, wiles, and deceits of the evil one.

Grant me success and victory,

standing firm with an overcoming spirit,

immovable and absolutely ready,

filled with power, love, and a sound mind.

Grant me an upright heart as my breastplate,

truth, courage, and integrity to bind around my waist,

feet quick to run with the good news,

hoisting up a shield of faith,

to extinguish the fiery arrows of the enemy.

Let me put on the helmet of salvation

wield the sword of your Spirit,

thinking upon your beautiful works,

testifying of your Truth.

Fill me with a spirit of prayer,

alert, active, discerning, persevering,

passionate in my requests,

so that your presence may be with me,

your power at work all around,

and that heaven may come upon earth.

I praise you and bless you Lord.

Amen.

A Word

Lord,

I bless you,

your still, small voice

soothes, calms, and settles,

bringing your peace and comfort

in the midst of my heart.

One word from you

dispels the anxious clamor pressing in,

melts down paralyzing fear,

heals tormenting pain.

Your word is beautiful Truth,

a way forward,

a light unto my path.

You are my Savior, Healer, and Deliverer,

King over all, humble Servant,

my Good Shepherd,

I praise you for ever revealing yourself,

ever making yourself known to me.

Thank you Lord.

Amen.

Our Maker

Lord,

You are the great King

ruler over all gods,

I praise you with all creation —

the distant shores,

the earth’s depths,

the mountain peaks,

are all in your hands.

I bless you Lord

for being our Maker,

you are our Good Shepherd,

caring for your flock,

we are secure in your pasture.

Let me always hear your voice,

soften and open my heart,

bind my will to yours,

and let me enter securely

into your rest.

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.

Precious Word

Lord,

thank you for your Word,

let it divide soul and spirit,

bone and marrow within.

Give me your grace

to choose life,

your Spirit overcoming,

having your victory

in and through my life.

Keep me in your peace,

that I would be unshakable,

standing firm in your love,

who you say I am,

cast all voices of condemnation and shame

far from me.

Let me give attention to your words,

incline my ears to you,

keeping your Word in my heart,

never letting it leave my sight,

for they are life and health,

blessing and peace to me.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Let Me Be Bold

Lord,

Give me courage to speak

Truth prompted by your Spirit,

shedding off people pleasing,

compromising my soul to be liked,

bowing to the world,

and calling it love,

when I’ve only avoided my own cowardice and discomfort.

Please forgive me for shrinking back,

longing more for the praise of man,

their approval and acceptance,

when it lasts for only a moment,

and that is my only paltry reward.

Forgive me when I’ve spoken in a religious spirit

in the name of boldness,

justifying my harsh pride and self righteousness.

I throw myself at your mercy,

please don’t let me be deceived,

overwhelmed, complacent, legalistic,

taking the easy way out because I can…

all the way to hell.

You have conquered sin and death,

given me eternal life,

let me live like I believe it.

Help me to love what you love,

hate what you hate,

and to be loyal, devoted to you,

as you have given all of yourself to me,

and do so again and again.

Let this life be surrendered,

laid down, all for your glory Lord.

I bless you.

Amen.