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.

Entering Rest

Lord of my rest,

I enter into Shabbat,

into your presence,

so thankful for your mercy,

for your acceptance, joy, and open arms,

your faithfulness even when I’ve been unfaithful,

your delight when I come,

just as I am.

I’m so grateful for your invitation,

to step out from the the world’s frenetic race,

into this Shabbat you’ve made for me

into the garden to just be

simply me in your wondrous presence.

So I’ll enter your rest,

confident and secure,

washed in your blood,

laying aside my burdens,

giving them to you,

falling into your grace

again and again,

setting my mind,

my eyes upon you

and finding only shalom peace

with a full heart

and praise on my lips.

I bless you this Shabbat,

tasting and knowing you are good,

sweet, holy, and wonderful.

I love 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.

Lord Of My Rest

Lord,

Let me surrender to the flow of your rest,

pausing in the ebb,

lying still on the shores

of your mercy and grace.

Breathing in your presence,

refreshed as the mist and spray of your Spirit

cleanses and washes away the week’s turbulence.

Let me lean back into your love and acceptance,

resting fully on all the grains of sand

of your thoughts toward me,

caring, concerned, wise, devoted, nurturing, empowering,

your strength and support emanates within me.

Let me bask in the radiance of your glory,

rays of light gently hitting my face

making it aglow with your joy and beauty,

my back warmed against the praises

rising through all creation

bursting like sunset

from the depths of the earth

to the farthest shore

to the mountaintops,

all singing, crying out,

glory, glory to God in the highest.

I bless you, the risen One,

for ushering me into your rest.

Amen.

Quiet In Love

Lord,

I praise you for your time and timing,

your rhythms and cycles,

ebbs and flows,

and I welcome your shabbat,

your rest today at the end of this week.

Thank you for your heartbeat

pulsing through me,

though my week,

for your presence with me,

your Spirit’s counsel, guidance, and love

hovering over me,

disciplining, leading, moving me

forward into greater plains of your freedom and grace.

I praise you for this day to pause,

to be still

and remember, reflect

on your beauty, glory, and holiness.

You are so good,

active, invisible, powerful, and mighty,

buoying me and my loved ones up in your love.

I love you and will quiet my soul,

satisfied as a weaned baby in your arms.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Entering Calm

Lord of Shabbat,

I praise you for rest,

the rock of my salvation,

safety and security are in you alone,

laying all soul weariness at your feet,

comforted and refreshed under your talit,

drinking from your springs of living water,

you are the source of life,

your presence heals and revives.

I put aside the distractions,

my worries and cares I cast onto you,

I choose to quiet my soul,

be still,

and draw near,

trusting you will draw nearer still.

Thank you for your open arms,

that you never stop waiting,

with open arms, embracing heart,

I praise you for choosing me,

that you are all I need, will ever need.

You are my everything Lord,

I bless your Name.

Amen.

New Life

Lord,

I praise you for establishing me in you,

settling the questions of my identity and worth

once and for all in your love and mercy.

I thank you that though I’m nothing,

I’m utterly loved, beloved,

seen, heard, known, understood,

cherished and valued by you,

the King of the universe,

my Creator, my Friend.

I’m a new creation,

the old has gone and the new has come,

and I praise you for my new life ahead

dreamt and purposed by you,

unfolding in greater blessing and light.

I praise you for breaking sin cycles,

reversing curses and generational trauma,

your promises of healing, restoration, and blessings

now flow through barren ground

bringing new life and growth.

I take refuge under your talit,

I am safe and secure in your ways and counsel,

my steps are sure because you go before me,

my life and future are blessed in you.

Thank you Lord of my deliverance and life.

Amen.

A Blessed Life

Abba,

Let me love and be alert as I read your Word,

give me a soft, malleable heart willing to learn.

Open my ears to hear your instruction,

let your Word always be before me,

help me to treasure what you speak in the depths of my heart.

Your Word, your instruction, your counsel

bring life, healing, wholeness, and renewal,

healing and cleansing my heart, mind, and body.

Help me to guard my heart and all that you’ve done in me,

knowing the pleasant boundaries you’ve established

to keep me safe, whole, and happy.

Let your rivers of living water flow unhindered from my spirit,

and show me if and where there is anything blocking

that’s displeasing to you.

Please help me with my tongue,

let my yes be yes and my no be no,

help me to communicate clearly

and let me speak truth in love.

Direct my gaze straight,

give me strength to move forward

making the next right decision and the next,

bold as a lion in righteousness and courage.

Help me to make good choices,

considering the paths before me,

making sure my ways are steadfast and sure.

Give me blinders that I would not look right or left,

tempted by evil,

but continue on in the way you’ve set before me.

I thank you that you’re watching over me,

that you’re with me and I’m not alone.

Let me lead a blessed life according to your Word,

that others may see your goodness and praise you.

Amen.