In His Hand

Abba,

thank you that you are for me,

you are with me,

you arise on my defense,

you are my avenger.

Let me stand firm in your love,

in faith in what your Son has done,

covering and cleansing me,

making me right before you.

I cast myself into your care.

I ask for your hedge of protection,

your fire wall to surround me,

your hand to cover me,

your talit to hide me.

Rebuke the enemy,

its cloud of accusations,

let the truth of the cross,

the blood of Yeshua

overcome every arrow

and speak a better word.

Release your angelic protection,

that my feet may not stumble,

and I would not shrink back from your call to follow you.

In your Son, I’m beloved,

and have everything I need to do your will.

Help me to walk firmly, unhesitating

in the paths you lead me on,

knowing you provide, you enable,

you empower, you give without reserve

all that I need,

your love and support overabounding,

your grace sufficient,

let me be faithful to you,

that I would fulfill your purpose

in my generation,

not by my strength,

but leaning in, depending on you,

and may you receive all the glory!

May heaven resound with my testimonies

of you on this side and into all eternity.

I praise you!

Amen.

God Who Sustains

Lord,

thank you for the space of your grace,

your presence, your breath

pushing back

where the world pushes and presses in.

Thank you that you are closer to me

than my own breath,

your presence within

reigns over the universe,

holding it together,

your grace is expansive,

your purposes deep,

your love infiltrates all,

and I surrender again to you,

trusting you with all my heart,

not leaning on my own understanding,

acknowledging you in all my ways,

believing you will make straight my paths.

Please encourage my heart,

send vision, motivation, strength my way,

let me remember you are with me,

and crush discouragement and frustration

under my heel,

moving forward where you call,

bold and courageous.

I praise you for your love,

your perfect leadership,

may I continue my journey faithfully with you,

and finish strong,

running this well by your grace.

Thank you and I praise you Lord.

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.

God’s Purpose In Me

Lord,

thank you for your hand upon my life,

not letting me go,

thank you for your “no’s,”

your protection from my own desires

that would have let to heartache and misery.

Thank you for your power at work,

drying up my small, unfitting ambitions,

establishing my identity,

instilling your purpose for my function,

my knit… how you made me.

Thank you that despite all my failures,

my meanderings, my weaknesses,

you use all things for my good, for your glory.

Thank you that you desire success for me,

and that ultimately,

my life rests in your loving hands.

Have your way in me,

help me, use me for your glory Lord,

and let me be your success,

being true to you, to myself,

and shining your light.

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.

Giving Thanks

Lord,

Thank you that you’re with me

in the midst of circumstances

that frustrate, confound, press, and overwhelm,

thank you that I’m not alone.

Help me to zoom out,

expand my perspective,

and rejoice once more

in my eternal salvation,

your love that fills the universe,

and your goodness throughout time.

Thank you for my breath,

my life at this point in history,

your Spirit dwelling inside of me,

and for your goodness throughout my life.

I thank you for your lovingkindness,

your provision and care,

your guidance and counsel,

your encouragement and hope.

I thank you for your discipline,

for your boundaries and order,

for your wisdom and lessons,

hard but good, bringing life.

I thank you for the seeds of life

you’ve planted in me,

identity, healing, and purpose

that slowly bear fruit.

Even when I wander, slip, fall back,

I thank you that you’ll never let go.

I give honor, praise, splendor, and glory to you

who keep me from falling away,

and will present me unblemished and spotless

to Him with triumphant joy and indescribable delight.

I wait for that day,

and humbly cast myself unto you again,

and thank you that you have me,

and all will be well.

It is well with my soul.

Amen.

Happy And Content

Lord,

help me to be present,

taking a moment,

catching a breath,

to remember you’re with me,

and be aware of your Spirit,

knowing I’m loved,

not by what I do,

but by all you’ve done.

Let me be content,

letting go of perfect,

leaning in, being ok,

and making peace with broken places,

letting your light,

your comfort shine through.

Let me serve you rightly,

pursuing you,

living to please you,

with joy, gratitude, and overflow,

simply as me,

no false burdens, guilt, or expectations,

exactly where I’m at…

with my few loaves and fishes,

offering back my gifts to you,

taking care of my small garden plot,

being faithful and diligent

in the small things…

they count, they matter,

trusting you,

sinking into your grace,

knowing you’re sufficient,

happy that with you,

I lack no good thing.

Let my heart be at peace,

giving life to my body,

joyfully giving my life for you.

Amen.

Level Paths

Lord,

I praise you that you thoroughly know me,

and still love me with an everlasting love.

You know my day before me,

my comings and my goings,

the challenges and obstacles ahead.

Lord please go before me,

give me your advantage,

Spirit level my path before me,

smooth out my way

with your peace, comfort, and grace.

Enclose me under your hand,

hem me in behind and before,

command your angels regarding me,

to protect and defend me

that my feet may not stumble

as I walk in your ways.

Give me a pure heart,

wholehearted and single-minded for you,

that I would have a servant’s heart,

working with a spirit of excellence,

and thanksgiving to you.

Let me throw off every yoke that’s not of you,

from the world, society, others, even myself,

so that I may take on only your yoke that is easy,

your burden which is light,

and learn to follow only you,

gentle Lord, humble in heart.

Thank you for being my Messiah and Lord,

I bless you and praise you for my good inheritance.

Amen.

My Great Reward

Lord,

You are God

having all the fullness of divinity,

yet you never regarded your being,

your right, your position

as something to cling to or display.

You surrendered all

to put on the skin of man,

and was obedient unto death for love.

Now you are most exalted,

your Name above every name.

King of kings and the Lord of lords

may I serve you wholeheartedly, single-mindedly,

seeing you in my midst wherever you place me.

Please let me know your heart of selflessness,

grant me the grace to keep my heart humble

before you and man.

Deliver me from the fear of man,

my anxious striving and man-pleasing work.

Sensitize me to my need for love,

and all the idols I seek to fill it,

that I may repent and turn to you,

knowing you are my only Source and Sustainer,

the Lover of my soul.

Let my heart be free,

just to serve you, love you, be with you

wherever you are, wherever you go,

wherever you would have me follow,

because it is all from you,

all to you.

You are my great reward,

let me seek and find you always.

Amen.