To Be Bold

Lord,

Hold onto me in my fragility,

I cling to you as my shield,

a strong tower, a refuge, and oasis

in the midst of chaos and turmoil surrounding me.

Help me to stay my mind upon you,

wash my anxiety, my riled spirit

with your living waters

for you are my Sar Shalom.

I remember your salvation,

your love,

your comfort,

your deliverance,

from all my past, the lies and memories that haunted me,

the care and comfort you provided in my weakness,

your strong hand

taking me from darkness into your marvelous light.

Thank you for your promise

that you are always with me,

I’m never alone,

your gift of your spirit of power, love, and a sound mind,

I have all I need in you.

So I will be bold and courageous

because you go with me,

I will not shrink back,

and even when I am crushed,

let the fragrance of your presence arise,

petals before a storm,

so that you receive your glory in this,

no matter what is to come.

All honor, dominion, power, and glory belong to you.

I love you Lord.

Amen.

A Beautiful Yoke

Lord,

I praise you for leaving your throne,

the heavens that are your home

dwelling in beloved unity with the Father and Spirit,

to come down and save the world.

Thank you for your heart,

open, exposed, vulnerable,

loving as only the Son of God,

Son of Man can love

in mercy, truth, grace, and power,

holy, right, and true,

never looking away or holding back.

You are the Messiah,

promised through the Jewish people

to be the Savior of the whole world.

I praise you that you made the way,

reached down for me,

washed me clean by your blood

to be able to approach you

and come near to you.

Thank you that you are approachable,

gentle and humble in heart,

and your yoke is easy and burden light.

I praise you for breaking

the heavy, oppressive yoke of the world upon my back,

filling me with dread and anxiety,

draining life.

Let it be so Lord,

that your joy would forever be my strength,

that my food would be to do your will,

and that I would discern and delight

to do the work you’ve prepared in advance for me to do.

and accomplish your work,

to shine your light,

to be a conduit of your blessing.

I praise you for life abundant in you.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Word Of Life

Abba,

I thank you for your love,

sending your Son down,

He came to save the world,

dying for for all our sins,

not condemn it,

to give life forever.

I praise you that you have always, only

drawn me by love

by your Spirit,

and I’m grateful for your words,

so different from the accusations of the enemy

and my own self condemnation.

Your words are life-giving, gentle, and kind,

wise, instructive, and gracious,

bringing peace and comfort,

merciful refreshing and restoration.

Cleanse me once more with your Word,

put a burning coal upon my lips

that my guilt would be taken away

and my sin atoned for.

Anoint me with a fresh grace

to speak words that bring healing and life

from a gentle heart and soothing tongue,

spreading wisdom and knowledge of you,

lifting up prayers that you hear and delight in.

Give me a willing heart to learn from your Son

gentle and humble in heart.

Thank you for your love,

the Word,

and life eternal in you.

Amen.

Provider

Abba,

I praise you who hold the universe in your hands,

creator of all the heavens, galaxies, planets, and the stars,

sustaining the earth with your breath,

the sun’s rays and rain,

down to the sparrow to whom you provide seed.

Forgive me for doubting your love,

your ability to provide,

you are the Master

that owns all the cattle on the hill,

and you love me,

your child, made in your image,

you call me your own.

I ask Abba

provide for all my needs,

so that I will never lack and be tempted to steal,

or have so much and be tempted to forget you,

that I may not be dependent on the generosity of others,

but have enough for myself

and be resourced and ready to be a blessing to others.

Equip me on every level, every way,

give me a fresh infusion of your Spirit,

so that I may faithfully fulfill your purposes for my life.

Giver of life, abounding grace, and all good gifts,

I praise you,

entrusting my life in your hands.

I am yours, and you are mine,

I give myself, my all right back to you.

I love you.

Amen.

Live Worthy

Lord,

let me see you rightly,

holy, sovereign, powerful, beautiful,

loving you and obeying you rightly.

Cleanse me

with your spirit of repentance,

the spirit of the fear of the Lord,

burn away all bondages in my heart

that cling to the material elements

of this world that will all pass away.

Open my eyes, ears, and heart

to see straight through to the heavens

peering into eternity,

realizing my days are less than a breath,

my time fleeting here on earth,

it will all pass away,

so may my earthly life be forfeit,

dying with you,

that I would gain eternal life,

rising in you.

Help me to surrender all,

letting go of what seems so important,

my priorities, my ways, my plans…

and want you alone,

laying down personal gain

so I will gain all of you.

Be my everything,

set yourself as a seal upon my heart,

a seal upon my arm,

be who and what I live for,

your glory, your Name, your honor.

Because you alone are worthy Lord.

Amen.

The Fear Of The Lord Is Clean

Abba,

Holy are you,

glorious in your throne room of grace,

active, concerned, moving

nations and kings in alignment with your purposes.

I praise you for your promises,

time coming into its fullness

your prophetic word fulfilled

and your Son coming into His rightful place.

King of kings and Lord of lords,

make me ready.

I ask you for the spirit of the fear of the Lord

to cleanse my soul,

expose and deliver me from habitual sin,

awaken me from apathy and complacency,

refining fire

come upon on my heart and mind,

that my spirit would remain

brightly burning, united with you.

Reorient me to your priorities,

being alert and sober-minded to pray,

to steward and spend my gifts and talents

for your kingdom, to glorify your Name,

not my own,

to be wise and shrewd as a snake,

gentle as a dove,

stepping into your love,

that my love would abound still more and more

in knowledge, depth of discernment, and insight,

making the most of this time left that you’ve given me,

to fulfill your purpose upon my life.

I long to hear you say

“Well done good and faithful servant.”

Let it be so Abba,

have your way in me.

You alone are worthy,

I bless you.

Amen.

In Love

Lord,

I struggle to face the limits of my love,

realizing my efforts are dirty rags

revealing my control, anxiety,

a lack of faith in you.

Forgive me for my pride

in thinking my compassion and love

is better, greater than yours.

I loosen my grip,

open my palms,

and let go.

Enter in Lord,

and hold my pain,

comfort my heart,

fill my loneliness and emptiness,

cleanse my addictions and innoculations,

and set me free.

Freedom.

Your love sets free,

choice,

hope,

faith

working all things for good.

You draw those you love,

and your love

is a greater force working

than any other.

So help me to trust,

lean into you,

and let go of me,

and believe that in the surrendering,

now you move,

act,

and work

in better, perfect ways I cannot see.

I trust you Lord.

You are Love,

let me be hidden in you,

one with you.

Amen.

To Pray

Lord,

thank you for reaching my heart,

loosening my lips,

unlocking words

to talk with you,

to pray,

confide,

whisper,

wonder,

cry,

for confidence in your love,

for showing me my limits and lack

by your kindness, not to my shame,

so that I can ask, seek, and knock.

My reason has failed me,

your loving kindness has broken through,

time and again,

I bless you for faith,

softening, circumcising this heart of stone,

and I dare to believe now,

that you are so good,

you will answer.

I accept your terms,

I pray now your will, not my own,

trusting you know best,

with unclenched hands

ready to surrender all and receive

your best for my ultimate good,

even when I don’t understand.

Help me, teach continuously how to pray,

I love you Lord.

Amen.

Light Of The World

Lord,

You are the light of the world,

grant me the grace to follow you,

let me never walk in darkness,

but have your light which gives life.

Let my life witness to your light,

let my testimony be valid, true, and pure.

Give me wisdom to know where I came from,

my body from dust,

my soul and spirit from your hand,

and to know where I’m going,

my body to dust,

my soul and spirit returning to you.

Cleanse my eyes, ears, and heart

to not judge by merely human standards,

but like you,

to pass judgement on no one,

but entrust them to your loving hands.

If I do pass judgement,

let it be valid,

coming from your heart and the One who sent you.

Let me say in the world

only what I have heard from your Spirit.

Let me lift you up,

so that I may know you,

and do nothing of myself,

but say only what your Spirit and Word have taught me.

Please help me to do what pleases you,

don’t ever leave me to myself,

and be with me always Lord.

Let me obey what you say,

know the truth,

and be set free.

for when you bring freedom,

I am truly free.

I praise you Son of Man!

Let my life please you and bring you glory.

Amen.