Sojourners

Lord,

help me to embrace the tension of being in this world

yet living for eternity.

Increase my faith,

let them be pillars within me,

to stand in your spiritual truths,

in the midst of culture’s temptations and my flesh.

Help me to examine my heart again and again

to clearly see and understand what I am truly living for.

Sift up my own deception,

expose my blind spots

where I am living for temporal comfort and gain.

I repent to you where the lines have gotten muddied in me,

and I ask you to cleanse my heart,

renew a right spirit,

grant me your perspective and incentive,

restore joy, peace, and hope

and help me to be steadfast in you.

Let me be ok in the struggle,

with the wrestle,

understanding that this is your call,

to live in your Spirit,

at odds with a world running the other way.

Help me to be wise and save souls,

obeying your voice,

following your instructions,

conducting myself honorably,

submitting my heart to your Word,

that the fruit of the Spirit

would bear witness to this world

of your Light.

Help me Lord,

you are worthy.

Amen.

Giving Thanks

Lord,

Thank you that you’re with me

in the midst of circumstances

that frustrate, confound, press, and overwhelm,

thank you that I’m not alone.

Help me to zoom out,

expand my perspective,

and rejoice once more

in my eternal salvation,

your love that fills the universe,

and your goodness throughout time.

Thank you for my breath,

my life at this point in history,

your Spirit dwelling inside of me,

and for your goodness throughout my life.

I thank you for your lovingkindness,

your provision and care,

your guidance and counsel,

your encouragement and hope.

I thank you for your discipline,

for your boundaries and order,

for your wisdom and lessons,

hard but good, bringing life.

I thank you for the seeds of life

you’ve planted in me,

identity, healing, and purpose

that slowly bear fruit.

Even when I wander, slip, fall back,

I thank you that you’ll never let go.

I give honor, praise, splendor, and glory to you

who keep me from falling away,

and will present me unblemished and spotless

to Him with triumphant joy and indescribable delight.

I wait for that day,

and humbly cast myself unto you again,

and thank you that you have me,

and all will be well.

It is well with my soul.

Amen.

Happy And Content

Lord,

help me to be present,

taking a moment,

catching a breath,

to remember you’re with me,

and be aware of your Spirit,

knowing I’m loved,

not by what I do,

but by all you’ve done.

Let me be content,

letting go of perfect,

leaning in, being ok,

and making peace with broken places,

letting your light,

your comfort shine through.

Let me serve you rightly,

pursuing you,

living to please you,

with joy, gratitude, and overflow,

simply as me,

no false burdens, guilt, or expectations,

exactly where I’m at…

with my few loaves and fishes,

offering back my gifts to you,

taking care of my small garden plot,

being faithful and diligent

in the small things…

they count, they matter,

trusting you,

sinking into your grace,

knowing you’re sufficient,

happy that with you,

I lack no good thing.

Let my heart be at peace,

giving life to my body,

joyfully giving my life for you.

Amen.

I’m Blessed

Lord,

Help me to stay low, poor in spirit before you,

who considered yourself nothing before God

that I may be blessed, spiritually rich, and happy.

Let me mourn over my sins,

grant me a spirit of repentance

that I may be forgiven, touched by your grace,

and comforted when you lift my burdens.

Help me to walk in your gentle, sweet spirit,

and be kind and self-controlled,

that I may have your peace and security,

and be entrusted with your inheritance.

Put in me an insatiable hunger and thirst

to seek you, know you, and live right before you

that you may nourish me with all your goodness

and I may be completely satisfied in you.

Let me walk in mercy,

trusting in your promises

and sheltering under your deliverance,

that your loving kindness and mercy would overtake me.

Strengthen my heart to walk in purity,

staying on the paths of courage, integrity, and godly character

so that I may see your face clearly and know your closeness.

Let me be a peacemaker to express your heart,

brokering reconciliation, healing, and connection,

and have the joy and favor of being called your child.

Enable me to stand firm in faith,

doing what you have called me to do,

walking in love, courage, truth, and grace

that when persecution comes,

I would be spiritually alive,

my soul lit on fire for your glory,

experiencing your peace that transcends all understanding,

and enjoying your rewards when eternity comes.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Peace Be Still

Lord,

Arrest me and gently draw my attention

when my mind is frozen in a whirling buzz

and stuck in anxious cycling.

Let your shalom break in

settling and grounding my body, mind, and soul.

Help me to be aware of unhelpful forces within

propelling me in reaction,

where I involve myself in distractions and busyness

you never called me in to.

Break in and deliver me from the root of anxiety within me.

I repent, acknowledging my helplessness before you.

I proclaim it is not my function or my portion,

yet it is all I’ve known,

so by faith I ask Lord for your mercy,

establish your peace that transcends all understanding in its place.

Still my body, heart, and brain to rest and heal.

Let me live guided by your peace,

moving at your pace,

and speak into my heart

your words of mercy, comfort, and life,

that I am accepted, enough, beloved in you.

Help me understand my true function

and your purposes for me,

pour out your Spirit of grace

so I may always turn back to you,

returning to truth, simplicity, stillness, and peace,

and be empowered to do your works by faith,

what you have portioned for my hands to do,

and find contentment

exactly as I am, where I am, wherever you lead,

wholly, fully present for this beautiful life

you have gifted me

that I may know you, know your joy,

and give you thanks and praise

every day, all my days.

Thank you for your power and peace Lord,

you are able.

Amen.

Paths

Lord,

Lead and guide my steps into all truth,

let your Word be a lamp unto my feet,

illuminate the ways that you have called me.

Let me lean in to hear your voice,

not letting your Word out of my sight,

cherishing your rhema in my heart,

for they are life to me,

healing for soul, mind, and body.

Let my ears hear Wisdom calling in the streets

and turn down to her paths.

Grant me the spirit of the fear of the lord,

knowledge and common sense,

discernment, insight, understanding,

counsel and might,

to live righteous and pleasing in your sight.

Let me see evil coming and hide,

guide me in the ways of truth and light,

Lord that I may be blessed,

give glory to your Name,

but above all just know you and walk with you

all the days of my life.

I love you Lord.

Amen.

My Great Reward

Lord,

You are God

having all the fullness of divinity,

yet you never regarded your being,

your right, your position

as something to cling to or display.

You surrendered all

to put on the skin of man,

and was obedient unto death for love.

Now you are most exalted,

your Name above every name.

King of kings and the Lord of lords

may I serve you wholeheartedly, single-mindedly,

seeing you in my midst wherever you place me.

Please let me know your heart of selflessness,

grant me the grace to keep my heart humble

before you and man.

Deliver me from the fear of man,

my anxious striving and man-pleasing work.

Sensitize me to my need for love,

and all the idols I seek to fill it,

that I may repent and turn to you,

knowing you are my only Source and Sustainer,

the Lover of my soul.

Let my heart be free,

just to serve you, love you, be with you

wherever you are, wherever you go,

wherever you would have me follow,

because it is all from you,

all to you.

You are my great reward,

let me seek and find you always.

Amen.

Victor!

Lord of lords,

King of kings,

I praise you God of the universe

that you reign in perfect goodness, justice, love, and mercy.

You have overcome all evil,

crushed the enemy’s head under your heel,

obliterated the power of sin and death,

pierced through the lies and shadows,

broken every chain and bondage,

Yeshua, you are Messiah,

Savior of all the world,

Jew and Gentile alike,

and you are coming again soon.

I thank you for the gift of your Spirit,

sealing me as yours,

that like Father like Son,

like you I’m made in your image,

a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind.

I can do all things in you

strengthened and empowered by your Spirit,

your supernatural love and grace

to fulfill your will for my life in this generation.

Lord arise within me,

for in you I am more than a conqueror,

an overcomer and victor,

every thought, pretension, or argument against the knowledge of you,

I tear down with your truth,

every whispering lie, condemnation, or judgement

I rebuke and crush with your Word.

I am a child of God,

beloved, whole, complete, and strong,

and I will run this race to win the prize,

victorious.

All for your glory, for your beautiful Name’s sake.

Amen.

To Be Bold

Lord,

Hold onto me in my fragility,

I cling to you as my shield,

a strong tower, a refuge, and oasis

in the midst of chaos and turmoil surrounding me.

Help me to stay my mind upon you,

wash my anxiety, my riled spirit

with your living waters

for you are my Sar Shalom.

I remember your salvation,

your love,

your comfort,

your deliverance,

from all my past, the lies and memories that haunted me,

the care and comfort you provided in my weakness,

your strong hand

taking me from darkness into your marvelous light.

Thank you for your promise

that you are always with me,

I’m never alone,

your gift of your spirit of power, love, and a sound mind,

I have all I need in you.

So I will be bold and courageous

because you go with me,

I will not shrink back,

and even when I am crushed,

let the fragrance of your presence arise,

petals before a storm,

so that you receive your glory in this,

no matter what is to come.

All honor, dominion, power, and glory belong to you.

I love you Lord.

Amen.