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.

Temple Of Grace

Lord,

help me to care for my holy temple,

where lies the Holy of holies,

my conscious clear,

my heart right,

my thoughts at rest,

my body well,

so that I may tabernacle with you,

your Spirit comfortable and welcome,

dwelling in me,

having full rein.

Take over,

where I do what I don’t want to do,

conflicted in flesh and spirit,

reign victorious over me,

establishing your mercy, comfort, and grace.

Gain the territories I struggle to yield,

and grant me vision once more

of your beauty, holiness, peace, and rest.

Have your way in me Lord,

that I may be perfected in your image,

reflecting your love, your heart, your righteousness.

I cast myself into your waves of mercy

and I praise you for your saving grace.

Amen.

The Lord Reigns

Lord,

Thank you that you reign on your throne,

nothing happens without your knowing,

outside of your perfect will,

good, right, loving, passionate, holy, and true,

waiting, drawing yours to you,

longing for all to be saved,

you hold all things in your hands.

I praise you for your perfect timing,

that even what the enemy means for evil,

you work all things for good

for those who love you,

not slow in keeping your promises,

but so patient, wanting none to be lost.

Thank you for your salvation, healing, and deliverance,

for your deep restoration,

for your plan to make all things right,

one heart, one family, one community at a time.

You are on your throne,

and I rest secure,

knowing that things are not falling apart,

but all is falling into place

towards your soon return.

All honor, praise, glory, and splendor,

dominion, power, and authority is yours.

Amen.

Sweet Companionship

Lord,

You have shown me the Father,

gentle, generous, gracious, and kind,

good, wise, and perfect,

disciplining me for my good,

keeping me within pleasant boundaries

that are good for my soul.

You are my Provider,

meeting all my needs,

you are my Comforter,

you will never leave me nor forsake me.

You have given me everything I need,

every spiritual blessing

to walk in holiness and perfection in your eyes.

Help me to joyfully fellowship with you

in your suffering,

as you walked a stranger in this world.

Let me let go of my familiarity with the world,

to be your friend,

that my attachments to this world would fade away

in the light of your beautiful face,

and help me to just be still and walk

with you in the garden,

knowing there’s no other place I’d rather be

than with you as your companion.

I still my heart,

focusing my inward gaze upon you,

and I praise you and bless your Name.

Amen.

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.

Love On Display

Lord,

I throw myself into your care,

your arms of mercy,

your empowering grace.

Forgive me of my pride and independence,

melt my rigid perfectionism,

help me to slow my racing thoughts

so I can cast them onto you,

knowing you care for me,

and align me with your ways,

your peace, priorities, and pace.

Not by might, nor by power,

but let me live by your Spirit,

and entrust myself to You

who are able to keep me

from stumbling and falling,

and present me unblemished,

faultless and blameless,

before the presence of God

with victorious joy, triumphant delight.

I can’t wait for that day

for your glory, love, and power to be on display.

To you Lord, our Messiah,

be all glory, splendor, honor, majesty,

power, might, and dominion,

forever and ever,

through all time.

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.

Walking With

Lord,

Thank you that you’re with me,

in and through

the mountains and valleys,

a constant companion,

my wise and gentle Shepherd,

guiding my steps,

strengthening my heart,

knowing and aware of what’s ahead, behind, all around.

I need not be fearful or anxious,

only just to lean in,

draw close,

trust and follow you.

You who make my paths straight,

and give me courage to do what’s right,

focus to stay on track,

not turning away to the right or left,

and enabling, empowering grace.

All my ways will be steadfast and sure,

because you are with me Lord.

Thank you and I bless you.

Amen.

Righteous Ruler

Lord,

I praise you for opening my eyes to your Light.

Thank you for taking me from spiritual darkness,

living and knowing only shadows,

and graciously shining your light upon me.

I praise you that you multiply my joy,

gifting me praise, dance, and song,

let me ever be jubilant,

victorious over my past, sin, and bondage

because of all you have done.

You have destroyed the yoke of oppression,

the burden of my rebellion against you,

establishing the government upon your shoulders.

I praise you Lord —

Kind Counselor, Awesome God,

my Father Forevermore, Sar Shalom,

you will rule always,

upholding justice, righteousness, peace.

Your passion and love will accomplish this.

I put my trust in you.

Amen.