Peace And Rest

Lord,

I quiet my heart,

still my thoughts,

open my spirit,

and wait,

with no expectation,

no presumption,

just longing to hear your voice,

to sense your presence,

be still in your love,

knowing you’re right here,

always, with me.

Your Spirit fills me,

cleanses my mind,

refreshes my heart,

and a breath escapes,

releasing my cares to you.

I praise you my Prince of Peace,

and I bless you

for inviting me into your rest.

Amen.

The Reigning King

Lord,

I praise you

you are the living God,

ruling and reigning in flesh and Spirit

from the heavenlies,

seated on your throne.

I praise you for your salvation,

for your healing and deliverance,

for granting me eternal life.

I praise you that you are coming once more

to make all things right.

Thank you for your love and presence,

that your eyes and heart move in and through

the broken systems of this world,

drawing all the orphans,

the poor in spirit to you.

You see, you know, you have the last word,

you are justice and mercy,

our holy, righteous, perfect God.

Come quickly Lord,

I bless your Name.

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.

Save Me

Lord,

I ask for your protection,

wrap me in your wings,

hide me under your shadow,

cover me and keep me.

Rebuke my enemies,

send confusion and chaos their way,

frustrate their malicious efforts,

and clear my path

that I will move forward boldly,

unhindered with sure footing.

Rise up and defend me,

avenge me because I’m your own.

Keep my heart and my mind,

focus my gaze on you,

help me to pray for my enemies,

blessing them,

give me an unoffended heart,

trusting in your word,

believing you see me,

your mercy already extended

meeting my cries.

Deepen my faith,

and let me cling to you

and stand firm,

putting all my hope in you.

I praise you Lord

for your salvation and deliverance!

Amen.

Ready

Lord,

Your Spirit comes like the wind,

blowing wherever you please,

you are God,

answering to none,

you fulfill your purposes

in your way, your time.

I ask you Lord…

for a heart that’s open, unoffended,

ready with a yes

to the doors you open

and the opportunities

you place in my path.

I ask for a spirit surrendered

of all my plans,

yielded to you,

that being obedient

would win over comfort,

over security.

Help me to prepare my heart

and my will in the waiting,

that when you call,

I will be ready,

no hesitation, no walls,

only a yes to you.

I trust you Lord,

let me be ready.

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.

Pursuing God

Lord,

Be my vision,

your Word, a lamp unto my feet,

your Spirit, a sweet, sure guide —

a cloud before me by day,

a pillar of fire by night.

Please guide my steps,

make my path clear,

so my feet will not stumble,

and I do not lose my way.

Grant me wisdom,

place me with

wise counselors who’ve traversed your ancient paths.

Give me discernment and insight,

patience in your timing,

that I may not run ahead,

or lag behind,

but walk with you,

knowing you,

confident in intimacy,

running the race you’ve

uniquely called me to.

Show me when to move

and when to rest,

and let me do both wholly and fully,

growing in my understanding

of my knit and function.

I praise you for your call to follow you.

Help me to cast off all that hinders,

the sin that so easily entangles,

and pursue you,

my reward, my treasure,

my portion and my inheritance,

source of my life.

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.