Remembering Queen Esther

Lord,

I praise your for your hand

in and through Esther’s story.

I praise you for resounding victory

through her life,

your absolute care and provision for your people.

You took an orphan,

a hated minority,

one caught in the pressures and confusion

of idolatry, societal pressures,

envy, competition, and secrecy,

and made her a victor for your glory.

I praise you for your spirit within her,

deliverance from her trauma and loss,

the faith and boldness you granted her,

the words you placed in her mouth,

and the courage you gave her to act and speak.

I praise you for your mighty deliverance

of the Jewish people,

again and again,

your are faithful forevermore.

Let me be like Esther,

entrusting myself in your hands,

offering my identity, life, and circumstances

as a willing sacrifice in love

to be used by you,

and give you all the glory.

I bless your Name.

Amen.

Faith And Courage

Lord,

thank you that you are with me

as I apply faith to my feet,

stepping into the unknown.

You are my Good Shepherd

who leads, guides, and counsels,

your Spirit already has gone forth

to prepare the way,

you are the Aleph and the Tav

knowing all beginnings and the end.

So I capture the arrows of fear, anxiety, and unbelief

casting them upon you,

and stand upon your Word and Rhema,

you’ve called and I will follow.

You’ve saved me from sin and death,

molding me into a new creation

and set apart to fulfill your purposes,

with you,

glorifying your Name.

You keep my foot from stumbling,

you will not let me put to shame,

you open doors no man can shut,

you shut doors no man can open.

You have plans to prosper me,

not to harm me,

plans to give me a hope and a future.

I will trust in your goodness,

stepping out to answer your call,

intent on obedience,

entrusting the rest to you.

Grant me boldness, courage, and faith

knowing you are with me,

you desire success for me,

and I have no lack in you.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Saved For A Purpose

Lord,

thank you for being my Savior,

redeeming my life from the pit,

I was lost in darkness, sin, and trauma,

grasping life for me,

for approval from the world,

slipping down a dangerous slope to death,

yet you saved me unto yourself,

healing and changing my heart,

giving me new desires,

renewing my mind,

transforming me,

I’m a new creation,

you’ve called me your own,

and saved me not only from death,

but to a greater purpose in you.

You’ve reawakened the call of eternity,

the whispers of your breath in my DNA,

calling me to your original design and intent,

what you created my spirit,

knit my soul, body, and mind to do.

I’m done fighting against you,

against your call, against the essence of your image within.

I surrender to you

saying yes with a whole heart

to live for your glory.

I have everything I need in you,

empowered by your Spirit

with access to all the spiritual blessings,

divine resources to fulfill your purposes in this generation.

I thank you that not only do you save,

you give life abundant

forever and ever.

I bless you and praise you Lord.

Amen.

He’s Done It All

Lord,

it is finished,

you have done it all.

You saved me,

absolved all my sins,

past, present, and future,

delivered me out of slavery

from the power of sin

and the fear of death.

You heal all my diseases

of the soul, heart, mind, and body.

You’ve covered all my weaknesses,

failures,

You have given me your Spirit,

I will never die.

I have eternal life,

I’m a new creation in You

with a new call and purpose

to fulfill your will,

establishing your kingdom,

your love and righteousness

upon this earth,

waiting for your return.

There’s nothing I bring,

and everything I receive from you,

you who have covered,

poured out, overcompensated,

filled to overflowing all I will ever need

to live forever in your presence.

I praise you and thank you

from a wondering heart,

let me never stop wondering,

stop tiring of your mercy and love.

Amen.

Hope In The New

Abba,

thank you for seasons passed,

your love that called,

your hand that carried me,

your wisdom that brought forth gold

from all of life being lived,

the hard, the painful, and the good,

your power restores, redeems all things.

Because of you,

I cherish hope for what’s in store.

In between,

yesterday and tomorrow,

here and now,

you are with me,

in every step

my past being redeemed,

my future being built,

on the sure foundations of your love,

mercy, and grace.

I embrace another new beginning,

reminded of your grace

that makes all things new,

again and every moment,

and I move forward boldly

because you are with me,

you are my Lord and my God,

and those who wait upon you,

will never be put to shame.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

First Love

Lord,

return me to first love,

letting me remember

the joy of my salvation,

your grace and mercy

that drew and broke me,

drenching me with compassion

and loving kindness,

when I’ve done nothing

to deserve your love,

only always, humbly receiving.

I understand now,

it never stopped after salvation,

my need only grows for you,

your light exposing my heart,

your mercy reaching ever deeper depths,

your love ever taking more ground,

making me yours.

Take my heart,

my life, all of me,

and return me to first love,

to love you is what I’m made for.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

In His Hand

Abba,

thank you that you are for me,

you are with me,

you arise on my defense,

you are my avenger.

Let me stand firm in your love,

in faith in what your Son has done,

covering and cleansing me,

making me right before you.

I cast myself into your care.

I ask for your hedge of protection,

your fire wall to surround me,

your hand to cover me,

your talit to hide me.

Rebuke the enemy,

its cloud of accusations,

let the truth of the cross,

the blood of Yeshua

overcome every arrow

and speak a better word.

Release your angelic protection,

that my feet may not stumble,

and I would not shrink back from your call to follow you.

In your Son, I’m beloved,

and have everything I need to do your will.

Help me to walk firmly, unhesitating

in the paths you lead me on,

knowing you provide, you enable,

you empower, you give without reserve

all that I need,

your love and support overabounding,

your grace sufficient,

let me be faithful to you,

that I would fulfill your purpose

in my generation,

not by my strength,

but leaning in, depending on you,

and may you receive all the glory!

May heaven resound with my testimonies

of you on this side and into all eternity.

I praise you!

Amen.

Pursuing The Lord

Lord,

let me know you rightly,

let me see you clearly,

casting aside my perceived gains and merits

for your sake,

your purposes for giving me my life.

Let me prize your presence,

the treasures of knowledge and revelation of you,

and let everything else dim in comparison,

considering it all garbage,

casting off all the cares of this world,

so that I may gain you.

I want to be found in you Lord,

not in any of my own righteousness,

works, or merits,

but in faith,

the righteousness that comes

by believing in you alone.

Lord, to know you,

that I may ultimatley value knowing you,

your Personhood,

your resurrection,

your suffering,

your death,

and become more like you.

Let me continue to press on,

forgetting what is behind,

and reaching for what is ahead,

staying true to your Word

already planted within me,

and eager to develop and grow in you daily.

Be my vision,

be my goal,

be my everything Lord.

I bless you,

Amen.