Tabernacle With Us

Lord,

I thank you for coming in fragile human flesh,

living among us,

knowing us intimately, painfully, and unreservedly.

Thank you for never turning away,

but pressing into death on the cross,

embracing all our brokenness,

taking all our sin, accusations, and shame,

and dying, burying it all in the grave.

You took yourself up into life,

which only you the Son of God, Son of Man can do,

and you made a way

for us to find home in you.

I praise you for being the tabernacle of life

that sustains, makes me whole,

bringing comfort, love, joy, peace, and rest.

I bless your Name for the promise

that you are coming again, soon,

and you’re making all things right

in accordance with your Word and decree,

waiting patiently for all

you’ve called into your household.

Thank you for your Spirit,

your presence with me

as we sojourn through this life,

and the hope of home with you

forever afterwards.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

The Lord Is Close

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Precious Lord,

Thank you for being close,

that when I draw near, you draw nearer still,

thank you that you incline your ear to hear my cries,

that you already know every word before it passes my tongue,

you know every nuance and movement of my heart.

I praise you that you are the answer,

you have the answers,

you are the way, the truth, and the life.

I surrender moment by moment,

my needs and burdens, desires and questions to you.

trusting in your timing and answers.

Renew a right spirit within me Lord,

grant me godly confidence, faith and courage,

vision of your will,

to follow and obey you with diligence and faithfulness,

all the while communing with your Spirit,

aligning with your Word,

I put my trust and hope in you.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.