Deliverance

Lord,

I bless you for your blood that covers me,

cleansing me from all my sin,

delivering me from death,

the lamb’s blood painted on the door frame,

the angel of death passing over,

I rest safe and secure,

because of your sacrifice.

I listen in the deep of the night,

their wailing cry of grief rising up,

those embroiled in idolatry,

rebellion against you,

and the fear of the Lord fills my heart,

holy awe at your hand of deliverance.

I praise you for making the way,

for saving me from my captors and enemies.

You alone are God,

great and mighty are you,

worthy of all praise!

Amen.

Leaving The Past Behind

Lord,

Thank you that my life is in your hands.

I can shake off the burdens of my past,

the regrets and failures,

trusting you will work all things for my good,

and reveal to me the treasures hidden in darkness.

I praise you for your wisdom, discernment,

and counsel dispensed into my spirit,

your molding, pruning, and stretching;

forging me in your continuous flame of love

as I am being created in your image.

I forget what is behind,

you clear my vision for what lies ahead.

No more shadows looming in the future,

or expectations and assumptions I should fulfill,

but surrendered and free, I look to you today,

in this moment,

the gift of your presence with me,

let me run with you.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Under His Shelter

Lord,

quiet my spirit,

calm my heart,

help me to sense your presence,

entering into your shelter

to rest secure under the shadow of your wings.

Thank you that I may always approach you,

freely in Messiah,

His blood has paved the way.

Wrap me up in your comfort,

soothe my frazzled nerves

with the anointing of your presence.

The enemy cannot touch me here.

Thank you for your covering,

your protection,

you are my refuge, my safe place.

Watching safely from here,

I see you destroying my enemies,

shielding me from destruction and harm,

keeping me from plague and evil.

You will never abandon me,

all my days,

I will set my heart upon you.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Follow Him

Lord,

you are the good Shepherd,

faithful Servant Leader,

the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

You go before me,

clearing the way ahead,

your Spirit hovering over me,

making my path straight.

Clear my vision to see you,

to hear your voice alone,

and to follow you without hesitation.

Let me enjoy your sweet companionship,

knowing I am yours,

and you are mine,

You are the Light of the world,

and I warm my soul in your presence.

Help me to draw close,

resting in your strength,

your wisdom, peace, comfort, and guidance

always near.

Align my being with your heart,

that I would be your willing servant,

partner bride,

fulfilling all of your purposes in and through this life,

that your Name would be glorified

here like it is in the heavens.

You alone are worthy.

I bless you and praise you Lord!

Amen.

All The Lord’s

Abba,

hide me under the shadow of your wings,

let me dwell under the shelter of the Most High.

Draw me, deliver me out of Babylon,

expose the lure of independence,

being self made, chasing status,

mammon and material things,

all the sin that so easily entangles,

and set me free in You,

submitted to your Word,

truly alive in your Spirit.

Lord, let me love what you love,

and hate what you hate.

Let me delight myself in you,

put in me the desires of your heart,

shrivel away any desires that are not of you,

that my words, my heart, my life

would wholly align with your purposes,

and that my life would be yours

for your glory.

I bless you and praise you Lord.

Amen.

Where The Spirit Goes

Lord,

you have set me free,

broken the chains,

released the fetters,

sin and death no longer have a hold on me.

I cling to you,

your Spirit a power, a force,

holy personality moving me forward,

your Word a light,

piercing through the darkness,

beckoning me to come…

be bold, courageous,

have faith.

I’m needing you more

than ever before,

all the way to forever,

please don’t ever let me go.

Let me not shrink back any longer,

but jump on this wild ride,

my heart and life,

sails for your Spirit to fill

wherever, to whomever, you may please.

Bless me, use me,

I say yes and surrender my life to you,

all for your glory.

I praise you Lord.

Amen.

Contentment

Lord,

Draw me back to you,

turn my heart to you once more,

I repent of chasing the idols of my culture,

thinking they would make me happy,

feeding the discontentment of my flesh,

always longing for more.

Help me, teach me, gently train me Lord

to be content in you.

Grant me greater revelation

that I have everything I need in you,

so I can let go,

unclench my fists,

and cease my striving and grabbing.

Forgive me Lord,

have mercy on me,

wash away the deception,

cleanse my heart,

and let me see you rightly.

Return my heart to first love,

and give me the grace

to love you

with all my strength, intelligence, will, and passion once more.

You alone are worthy Lord.

Amen.

Knowing Him Rightly

Lord,

let me see you clearly,

le me know you rightly,

believing your Word,

standing in your Truth,

tender to your Spirit.

Protect and deliver me

from the gimmicks, charisma,

deception, and hype that would tickle my ears,

shiny packages wrapped with your name

but devoid of you.

I ask for the fear of the Lord,

help me to understand your sacrifice,

everything you gave,

everything you demand,

counting the cost of following you.

I pray to surrender all

counting all things as loss

because of the treasure of knowing you,

so with joy, thanksgiving, and praise

I give my life to you.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Rise Above

Lord,

thank you that I am exactly where you want me to be,

in the place, position, amongst the people

you have called me.

Forgive me Lord

for asking why for so long,

wanting to run and jump ship,

complaining and grumbling,

living myopic,

for man’s approval,

fleeting acknowledgement,

and missing you this whole time.

I praise you when I’m brought low,

my face turns up to seek you,

I praise you when I’m misunderstood, unseen,

you are the God who sees and knows me,

I praise you when I feel unvalued, overlooked,

my work is for the audience of One.

Give me eyes to see you in this world,

to perceive your kingdom

and to declare your heart and your Words.

Help me to rise above in spirit,

and I will bless your Name always.

I praise you Lord.

Amen.

Follow Him

Lord,

I hear your Voice saying,

“Follow Me.”

Grant me the grace to come

without hesitation,

forgetting what is behind

and pressing on towards the goal

of your heavenward call before me.

I praise you for the mustard seed of faith,

thank you for strengthening me as I step out,

parting the sea of chaos and confusion,

allowing me to step on dry land,

and hiding me under your talit.

I’m safe and secure with you,

never let me go,

hold onto me

when my strength fails,

and uphold me

to walk in your ways

every step of the way

knowing your staff guards me

and your rod keeps me close.

I love you Lord.

Amen.