Sweet Sleep

Lord of my righteousness,

Answer me, be gracious to me when I call out to you,

you see me, hear me, know me, understand me,

you have always made a way for me,

comforted me when I have cried out to you.

I wait upon you Lord,

with open hands, surrendering my heart.

Grant me grace to be patient

for you to redeem and restore

all my broken pieces.

I know that you have called me,

set me apart for yourself.

Let me be one chosen

to love you, honor you, bring glory to your beautiful Name.

Help me to draw near to you again,

I ask for the fear of the Lord

to cleanse and refresh my heart,

bring crystal clear clarity to my spirit again

to hear your voice, sense your nudges,

to walk in your heartbeat,

let me tremble willingly before your beautiful holiness,

to live with clean hands and a pure heart,

working out my salvation with awe and wonder.

When I put my head down to sleep,

let me still my heart,

and put my mind, my thoughts upon you,

sifting through my day,

repenting, realigning my heart, mind, and soul with you once again.

Help me to do good works that flow from a right heart,

and give me faith, great faith, to trust confidently in you.

Turn your face upon me,

let the light of your countenance bless me.

You’ve infused me with joy,

I’m blessed more than the wealthiest of this world.

With shalom in my heart,

my soul rested in green pastures, still waters,

I lay me down to sleep.

“For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety and confident trust.”

Amen.

Comfort In The Morning

Lord,

when I’m overwhelmed and cannot see the light,

when others mock your presence and discourage my trust,

I know that your hand covers me,

that I’m under the darkness and shelter of your wings.

You are my shield and my refuge.

I am nothing, yet Your Spirit and presence within are my glory,

your love cherishes, honors, and values me.

I cry out loud to you,

in wonder that you would receive my words, my voice,

and I weep as you turn your ear,

and answer from your holy mountain.

My sleep is sweet,

Lord you sustain my breath,

I awaken to another day because you sustain me,

you are life itself.

I refuse to be afraid or intimated of my old enemies,

bondages, and evil all around,

Lord I trust you.

Arise, save and deliver me once more!

You confuse my enemies,

they know not their right hand from their left,

you strike their face, shatter their teeth.

You are a defender of the righteous,

protecting and blessing your people.

I praise you Lord,

how beautiful is your salvation,

I bless your Name!

Amen.

The Lord’s Dominion

Lord God,

I praise you for you are the once and future king,

reigning forever over all your creation.

I rejoice in your perfect, wise rule,

and am glad for your leadership.

Thunderings, lightnings, and emerald rainbows surround you,

your throne is established on righteousness and justice.

Your holy fire goes before you,

striking down your enemies all around,

the highest peaks melt down like candles in your presence.

The skies proclaim your handiwork,

the heavens declare your glory,

that all people throughout all the earth see your beauty and brilliance.

Lord you are God Most High,

there is none second to you

that can ever come close to compare to you.

Above all other gods, you reign.

Help me to know you,

to love you more O Lord,

to despise evil and darkness,

protect me and guard me from the wicked’s schemes.

Sow your light into my heart

and illuminate my path,

let joy spring up from your wells within,

and let my heart delight in your favor and strength.

I rejoice in your blood that cleanses and washes me clean,

and I praise you

remembering your blessed and holy Name today.

Amen.

Under His Talit

Lord,

Cover me under the wings of your talit,

let me dwell secure under your presence,

hidden from the eyes of my enemy.

I will rest in the comfort of your shadow,

and praise you for you are my refuge and a banner over me.

You protect me completely with your pinions,

I’m safe under the span of your wings,

they are a shield and wall surrounding me,

impenetrable and sound as your faithfulness to me.

Your command your angels concerning me,

like the sixty mighty men guarding the couch of Solomon,

you protect and guard me,

sending confusion into the camps of the enemy,

causing curses to land back on the head of its sender.

I am lifted up so my feet can walk secure,

crushing the heads of snakes because I trust in you.

I know when I call on you,

you answer me, you rescue me, you honor me,

I love you Lord,

and I praise you and bless you for my salvation.

Amen.

You Hear

Lord,

I cry out to you,

hear my voice and turn your ear to me.

When you are silent,

I become desperate for your words,

and am no better than those going to the pit.

I thank you for your blood,

cleansing me as I enter your Tent of Meeting,

washing me from all sins — past, present, and future,

pride, failures, and shame once more swept away.

I lift my hands to you,

offering you my heart and soul.

Search me, know me,

test my anxious thoughts,

see if there is any offensive way in me

and lead me in the way everlasting.

I bless you Lord because you’ve heard me,

you receive my cries and are moved,

moving on my behalf.

You alone are my Rock and Refuge,

the One to whom I can turn.

You are my strength and my comfort,

and my heart trusts and finds rest in you alone.

You answer my prayers, you speak to my heart,

and my heart rejoices in your hep and love.

I thank you Lord for your faithfulness to me,

you are a fortress surrounding me

with the heavenly hosts at your beck and command.

I will not shaken, I will not be moved,

and I rejoice to trust in your might hand and outstretched arm.

Bless you Lord,

Amen.

Kiss The Son

Lord,

I praise you for your glory, majesty, and sovereign power

over all the heavens and the earth.

Thank you for your comfort and ministry,

even as the nations rage,

and culture roils and rebels

seething against your standards and pleasant boundaries,

I look to you and will not be overwhelmed,

for your scepter rules,

you are the Son of Man, the Son of God,

who has received the ends of the earth as your inheritance.

My hope rests in you alone,

and I long for your once and coming rule.

I will remember that even as the kings of the earth

take their stand and counsel together against you

building towers of Babel, temporal kingdoms and futilities,

you will shatter ungodly oppression, pride, and rebellion

with your rod of iron,

but your staff and hook will lovingly guard and protect

your sheep.

I will take refuge in you,

knowing how blessed I am to know you,

let me worship, revere, and honor you

and serve you with fear and wonder,

and kiss the Son all the days of my life.

I praise you King of kings and Lord of lords,

reign over my life.

Amen.

Precious Redeemer

Lord,

I worship you who met me in my brokenness,

your precious Spirit bringing warmth to my heart,

showing me that you are God and you are real.

You heal my wounds,

you set me free

from all judgment, condemnation, shame, and guilt.

You’ve turned the tables

and now take vengeance against my enemies,

you wrap your wings of comfort around me

in my grief and pain.

You take my clothes of mourning,

and bestow on me a garment of praise,

you anoint my head with oil,

and my heart is glad and sings,

filled to overflowing

my cup overflows.

Because of you

my head is lifted up,

made radiant in your gaze,

and I am strong, an oak of righteousness

filled with power, love, and wisdom,

established by you for your glory.

You are my Savior, Deliverer, Redeemer,

there is none like you in all the earth,

and I will praise your Name always!

Amen.

Content

Lord,

Thank you…

that torn down,

stripped bare,

naked and empty,

you hold me,

you value me,

you cherish me,

you love me,

weighty as a pearl of great price

treasured in your hands.

In you alone there’s rest,

I calm and quiet my soul in your presence

and I’m awash with contentment

like a weaned baby from her mother’s milk,

safe and secure once more in your love.

I bless you,

I praise you,

I love you Lord.

Amen.

Love Always

Lord,

I praise you for the cross,

where I shed my Lazarus mind and sin,

the dry, empty, fragile shell has been broken,

and I see your Spirit dwelling within.

I praise you that every crack, every shattering has forced me

to journey to your cross,

my independence and pride

laid down

piece by difficult piece,

a surrender impossible for my flesh,

but all things are possible with you Lord.

Cracked open, laid bare,

I remember your love

when you first met me,

inviting, embracing, loving,

total unconditional acceptance

that broke me,

and breaks me still,

and I find after a long, wandering path,

lost and barren in the wilderness,

it has been a road back to simply you,

your gentle light, your gracious heart,

your happy love and delighted embrace.

Bedrocks of mercy, overwhelming grace

going far deeper than my lowest lows.

I’m amazed to find you within me,

I have Spirit of power, love, and a sound mind!

Lord, that I’d be a fool once again to follow you

wherever you call, whatever you ask of me to do,

to give all that I am to Love.

You alone are worth it.

You alone are worthy.

Grant me the strength to praise you all my days

into, throughout eternity.

Amen.

His Beautiful Work

Lord,

I love you and thank you with all that I am,

I’ll praise you even as idols and false gods demand

my attention and heart,

I worship you in spirit and in truth,

and thank you for kindness and goodness,

You have revealed yourself and your Word to me,

when I cry out to you, whisper to you in my heart,

You answer me.

Your presence, your Spirit, your word

refreshes, restores, and makes me strong and confident

to face life head on again.

Lord, all of your promises will be fulfilled,

and the world will bend their knees and heads will bow,

praising and thanking you for your faithfulness.

Your beauty and glory will be seen around the world,

and praise from all tongues, tribes, and nations

will waft up from this blue pebble to the your throne room in heaven.

Lord, you are great and awesome and mighty,

yet you would kneel down and welcome the broken,

insignificant, and lowly.

You stay distant from those elevated in their eyes.

Even though I walk through challenges and struggles,

you’re with me every step,

guiding me oases of your rest and peace,

your hand covers me

pushing back the hideous wrath of my enemies,

you always save and deliver me.

I praise you that you will have your way in me,

your lovingkindness, mercy, and grace are forever and more,

I bless the works of your beautiful hands.

Amen.