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.

Lord Of My Heart

Lord,

You are the Word,

the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Let my heart wrap around your Word,

remembering, heeding, meditating, obeying,

not letting them escape my sight,

treasuring them in the center of my heart.

Your living Word is life to my soul,

bringing vitality, strength, and healing to my body.

Root me and ground me in you,

in your love,

strengthen my inner man

that I may grasp the heights, depths, widths, and lengths of your love,

your perfect love that casts out all fear,

Help me to guard my heart,

stoke the flames of your love,

I pray your fire would burn brightly within,

unquenched by defilement from the world.

Keep me, protect me from temptation and sin,

and give me grace to be wholehearted, single minded for you.

Search me and know my heart,

test me and know my anxious thoughts,

see if there is any offensive way in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting.

I bless you Lord of my heart.

Amen.