Praise The Lord

Lord,

I praise you —

With all the breath in my lungs,

strength in my arms,

joy in my steps,

I praise you with dance!

With a song in my heart,

lyrics bubbling forth,

melody weaving with spirit,

I praise you with song!

With a sigh of contentment,

silent in revery,

wrapped in your presence,

I praise you with stillness.

I love you Lord,

you are worthy of all my praise.

Amen.

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.

Seeking the Lord regarding new direction for The Creative Pray blog.

Hello friend,

Thank you so much for visiting, reading, and praying together on this blog for the past almost 2 years. You’ve been a blessing and encouragement to me, and I’m grateful for these beautiful connections from the Lord through this space.

I’m currently seeking the Lord regarding a new direction for this blog, and desiring to stay open and flexible to His leading and will. My heart remains the same – to glorify Yeshua, express His Spirit, and encourage others, but I am scaling back for the time being. I’d still be honored to post prayers for you and will be posting once a week on Mondays.

Thank you again for joining me in lifting hearts and words to our glorious God, and I look forward to sharing next steps as the Lord leads.

Much love!

With Him

Lord,

You are the Way, the Truth,

and the Life.

The vibrance of your presence

invigorates my soul,

your power resounds through all creation

sustaining life and breath,

cycles and seasons.

All things come from you,

exist through you and for you.

You are the sustainer of life.

Grant me the grace to follow you,

to be bold and courageous

because you are with me.

Let me alight on mountaintops,

running, overcoming in you,

cling to your hand through the valleys,

and stroll through the meadows and plateaus

accompanying your grace.

I love you Lord.

Amen.

Delight In The Lord

Lord,

I praise you,

you are my Maker,

you know me better than I know myself.

Pour your grace upon me,

to enjoy you,

delight in you,

know and love you

as you have loved me.

Place your desires within me,

you know me best,

shrivel away the desires that aren’t of you,

that are from the world,

from people’s expectations,

from my flesh.

I trust I am most content

pursuing the things of your heart.

I praise you

that I have everything I need in you.

I bless you and love you Lord.

Amen.

Love All Around

Beautiful Lord,

open my eyes

to see your love all around,

ocean swells buoying me up,

lifting and carrying me

through the flotsam and jetsam of the day.

Thank you for the all the ways you love me

that I don’t even know,

I’m not even aware of,

help me to never take you for granted.

Pierce through the veil

and let me see beyond

that I may perceive your reflection

in the one standing in front of me,

those all around me,

that your love wouldn’t stop with me,

but would catch fire,

and grow and grow,

that a bonfire of praise would arise

from all around,

all the way up to the heavens

and bless your heart.

I praise 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.

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.

A New Creation

Lord,

there is nothing beyond you,

you are Redeemer, Restorer,

Giver of life abundant,

and I praise you for making all things new.

I am a new creation,

I praise you for new beginnings,

grace for new steps,

fresh strength, and revived energy.

I praise you for healing me

from the inside out,

a second chance

when I’d thought I’d long run out of your mercy.

I praise you,

you’ve been with me all along,

disciplining, transforming, molding, and pruning me,

letting me come to the end of me,

showing me my frailty and weakness,

setting me up in every step

for a blessed life with you,

giving me permission to be free,

understanding spirit,

getting to know my own,

no longer living to and for the world,

but abundantly free in you.

I’m changed,

I’m marked by your Spirit,

I’m a child of God,

I’m beloved,

I know who I am,

I am yours,

always and forever,

because of all you’ve done.

I love you and bless you Lord.

Amen.

God Who Is Life

Lord,

thank you for this day,

for your presence that rests on me,

your peace that settles my spirit,

thank you for the grace once again

to turn my heart to you

and warm my soul by your light.

You are Life,

Encourager, Comforter,

Guide, Counselor, and Grace.

You are Wisdom, Mercy,

Kindness, Goodness,

Compassion, Power, and Strength.

I will not fret,

for you are with me,

you order my steps.

Draw me close,

let me always cling to you,

and please don’t let me go,

for I am lost without you.

I love you,

Lord of my life,

King of my heart.

Amen.