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.

Give Me Faith

Lord,

let me choose life,

your Word, your Spirit,

your heart, will, ways, and love

with every step, every breath.

Give me faith

to apply to all that you have done,

to me, my life.

Pour out your Spirit upon me

to understand in every cell of my being

your grace,

that I’m your child,

I’m beloved,

and I’m going to heaven

to be with you forever.

Let me cast all my fears,

all my anxieties upon you,

knowing that you never tire

of me drawing close,

opening my heart.

You promise that you’ll only draw closer.

You are my safe place,

and I bless you and I love you Lord.

Amen.

Loved

Lord,

thank you for your love,

vulnerable, soft, and open,

pure and without guile,

the way you entered the world

as a babe.

Kind and patient,

long-suffering,

pursuing, jealous,

eternal flame of passion,

still and always,

the Lover of my soul,

please hold onto me

and don’t let me go.

My Messiah,

you’ve overwhelmed me

with your love,

loved me into surrender,

I love you,

I need you,

take my heart,

and have your way,

make me wholly, fully yours.

Amen.

God’s Joy

Abba,

Thank you for your kindness and grace,

that your thoughts toward me are a million fold good,

that your love showers upon me like a comet storm.

I praise you for your songs of joy

reverberating throughout the heavens,

drenching me in resonance, life, and delight.

I’m in awe of your love and compassion,

quiet, merciful, gentle, unobstrusive,

making no mention of my past sins.

Your love is all around,

surrounding, embracing,

cleansing and renewing me.

There’s none in the heavens and the earth like you,

nothing, no one that comes close,

no second that even compares.

You are awesome and glorious,

resplendant in your beauty, holiness, and love.

I praise you Abba,

thank you for making me yours.

Amen.

Invitation Of Love

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Lord,

I praise you for delivering me from my shame,

from my proving, doing, and covering up,

into your freedom,

my place of worth and belonging,

deeply valued, held precious, and beloved,

resting, being, and exposing all my heart to you.

I praise you for the softness of your Voice,

your Spirit within,

illuminating and bringing your Word to remembrance.

I’m never alone, and you are always for me!

No longer do I need to crumble before the pressures and voices of the rest.

You’ve given me a new spirit,

whole, healed, and able to love,

accepting of my limits and weaknesses,

welcoming connection, interdependence,

giving and receiving of mercy and grace.

I love you Lord,

and I’m thrilled that with you,

I can just be me.

Let me not look far,

but find you in my neighbor, the friend, the next one in need,

to express your love, my gratitude and joy,

and to invite into your circle of acceptance and belonging

with a word, a call, a gift,

just as you have done for me.

Amen.