Father’s Heart

Abba,

thank you for your words of life,

your strength, comfort, and encouragement.

Thank you for you still, small,

ever present voice,

deep as the ocean swells,

buoying my heart up

in the midst of the storms

and rain of accusations.

I still my heart to hear you,

to wrap my heart around your words alone.

Thank you that in Messiah,

I am enough,

I have everything I need in you,

and that your father’s heart

is proud of your daughter

where I can only see failure and regret.

You only ever beckon me forward,

to press in to your promises,

leaning into your love,

your leading and grace,

through the dark resistant clouds,

your love,

your presence with me

always makes a way.

You are my eternal Father,

let me only believe more

in the riches of your love, mercy, and grace.

I love you Abba.

Amen.

His Own

Abba,

you are holy and perfect,

your Word is ever true,

and I cherish your words

over my heart, my mind, my life.

Thank you for your songs of joy,

your delight, singing and rejoicing;

your love for me,

your hope and strength.

The lies and flaming arrows of the enemy

disintegrate in your presence,

you call me beautiful.

Grant me faith

to wrap my heart around your words that bring life,

telling me I have no lack in you,

but all that I need to grow and give.

Let me arise fully as your child,

blooming where you call,

and help me not to hide anymore,

but to shine your light.

I bless you Abba,

thank you for calling me your own.

Amen.