Tabernacle With Us

Lord,

I thank you for coming in fragile human flesh,

living among us,

knowing us intimately, painfully, and unreservedly.

Thank you for never turning away,

but pressing into death on the cross,

embracing all our brokenness,

taking all our sin, accusations, and shame,

and dying, burying it all in the grave.

You took yourself up into life,

which only you the Son of God, Son of Man can do,

and you made a way

for us to find home in you.

I praise you for being the tabernacle of life

that sustains, makes me whole,

bringing comfort, love, joy, peace, and rest.

I bless your Name for the promise

that you are coming again, soon,

and you’re making all things right

in accordance with your Word and decree,

waiting patiently for all

you’ve called into your household.

Thank you for your Spirit,

your presence with me

as we sojourn through this life,

and the hope of home with you

forever afterwards.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Light Of The World

Lord,

You are the light of the world,

grant me the grace to follow you,

let me never walk in darkness,

but have your light which gives life.

Let my life witness to your light,

let my testimony be valid, true, and pure.

Give me wisdom to know where I came from,

my body from dust,

my soul and spirit from your hand,

and to know where I’m going,

my body to dust,

my soul and spirit returning to you.

Cleanse my eyes, ears, and heart

to not judge by merely human standards,

but like you,

to pass judgement on no one,

but entrust them to your loving hands.

If I do pass judgement,

let it be valid,

coming from your heart and the One who sent you.

Let me say in the world

only what I have heard from your Spirit.

Let me lift you up,

so that I may know you,

and do nothing of myself,

but say only what your Spirit and Word have taught me.

Please help me to do what pleases you,

don’t ever leave me to myself,

and be with me always Lord.

Let me obey what you say,

know the truth,

and be set free.

for when you bring freedom,

I am truly free.

I praise you Son of Man!

Let my life please you and bring you glory.

Amen.

Promises

Lord,

In your presence,

in your hands,

I am safe, cared for, loved.

I thank you for your plans and thoughts

that you have for me,

I know they are plans for peace and my well-being,

not for disaster,

you are good through and through,

and I trust you,

you protect and guard over my life,

longing for your best for me.

I thank you that your plans are to give me a future and hope,

to restore all the years the locusts have eaten,

to pour out mercy and grace over past failures and shame,

to bring compensation for all the enemy has stolen, killed, and destroyed,

you bring strength and life to my heart.

I call on you Lord,

for your lovingkindness, generosity, and graciousness has won me over.

I come and pray to you,

knowing you hear my voice

and that you bend down from heaven,

tilting your ear to listen to me.

Your presence stirs deep longing in my heart for you, for eternity,

and I seek you, I need you,

you are my life, you are my everything,

and I will never stop searching for you with all my heart

because you promise to be found by me.

Lord, as your Word comes to pass in my life,

you will restore my fortunes and set me free

and all my generations coming forth,

and I will stand in your promises,

in the land you have given to me,

you will bring me back home.

I love you, bless you, and thank you Lord.

You alone are God, and worthy of all praise.

Amen.

Lord Of My Heart

Lord,

You are the Word,

the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Let my heart wrap around your Word,

remembering, heeding, meditating, obeying,

not letting them escape my sight,

treasuring them in the center of my heart.

Your living Word is life to my soul,

bringing vitality, strength, and healing to my body.

Root me and ground me in you,

in your love,

strengthen my inner man

that I may grasp the heights, depths, widths, and lengths of your love,

your perfect love that casts out all fear,

Help me to guard my heart,

stoke the flames of your love,

I pray your fire would burn brightly within,

unquenched by defilement from the world.

Keep me, protect me from temptation and sin,

and give me grace to be wholehearted, single minded for you.

Search me and know my heart,

test me and know my anxious thoughts,

see if there is any offensive way in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting.

I bless you Lord of my heart.

Amen.

Blessed Work

Lord,

You hear my voice in the morning,

and I watch and wait upon you to answer me,

give me grace to still my heart and quiet my mind,

that your soft nudges, your gentle presence,

and your sweet impressions,

would find rest in me.

Fill me with strength for the day,

let my spirit be strong,

filled with faith, hope, and love,

bold, confident, courageous in you,

give health to my bones, body, and muscles,

to sustain the work you’ve given my hands to do.

Don’t let me forget that it’s with you that I labor,

keep me from overwhelm, independence,

and building my small towers of Babel,

let me remember that you’re always with me,

your presence sustains me,

your wisdom guides me,

and that I’m never alone.

There’s work to do for your kingdom,

and I praise you for your joy that is my strength.

I bless you in my work and in my rest,

you alone are worthy.

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.

Adon Olam

Lord of the universe,

you ruled and reigned before creation,

before a breath was taken,

and matter formed.

When your heart and desire

brought all things forth,

your name, title, position, and power

was King.

At the end of all things,

King of the universe,

awesome and glorious in power,

you will alone rule.

Lord, you were,

you are, and you will be,

always in majesty, honor, and glory.

O Lord, our God,

you are one,

there’s none that comes even close,

even second to you,

none to compare with you,

none that can be placed side by side with you.

You have no beginning, you have no end,

you are God,

and you have all the power, all dominion,

all authority, all reign.

You are my God,

my beautiful, living Redeemer,

who I run to in my time of trouble,

my rock, my refuge, my tower of strength.

You are a banner of love and victory over me,

my covering, protection, and safe place,

when I call, you fulfill and satisfy,

you are my portion, you are my cup,

your presence makes my cup overflow.

In your able hands, I entrust my spirit,

my life is yours when I sleep, when I wake.

While my breath still moves my body,

I will remember —

you O Lord are for me,

and I will not fear.

Amen.