Work Rest

Lord,

I praise you for your rest,

rest in your love,

rest in your Word,

rest in your commands,

rest in simple obedience to you,

and a relationship with you.

Let my work be rest

as I give my gifts, talents, and skills

back to you for your glory.

Place me where you would maximize your glory

through my life.

Deliver me from making work an idol,

wrapping my worth into my performance,

shrinking back in fear of failing.

Grant me your vision,

boldness, courage, faith, determination,

discipline, diligence, and persistence

to see your plans and will birthed through my life.

Ready me for your kingdom come.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Content

Lord,

I praise you for being my source of life,

a fountain of living water bubbling up from my spirit,

refreshing my soul, my body,

and washing my eyes to see

your joy, delight, and pleasure in me,

all around me.

Teach me Lord to be content,

self-sufficient through you,

satisfied and fulfilled with no lack,

where I am no longer uneasy, anxious, or rattled,

regardless of what may come my way

in my circumstances and any situation.

Let me know how to get along and live humbly

in difficult, trying times,

and also how to enjoy life

when it is abundant, prosperous, and full.

In all things, let me learn your ways

to face life,

whether I’m poor and hungry,

or well-fed and satiated.

I can do all things which you have called me to do,

I’m strengthened and empowered to fulfill your purposes,

strong, joyful, and self-sufficient in your sufficiency.

I am prepared, full of hope, ready for anything,

equal to anything through you Lord,

infusing me with inner strength and confident peace.

I bless your Name.

Amen.

Hope For 2021

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Abba,

I praise you for new beginnings.

I step into 2021,

my eyes fixed on you,

my hand in your hand,

trusting and resting in you,

hoping and anticipating your move.

Ready me, heal me, prepare me for my work,

that you’ve already established for my hands uniquely.

Set me in the places of belonging

where you’d shine your light through me.

Grant me your wisdom and vision,

a boundaried life,

prioritized by your heart and purposes.

Mold me and make me ready and fit

to be your soldier and your light,

to love you and love others

in the way you’ve purposed me for.

And I pray all the glory would be yours,

that my deepest delight would be to please you,

and 2021

I will live solely for the audience of One.

I praise you God, and for all you will do.

Amen.