Our Maker

Lord,

You are the great King

ruler over all gods,

I praise you with all creation —

the distant shores,

the earth’s depths,

the mountain peaks,

are all in your hands.

I bless you Lord

for being our Maker,

you are our Good Shepherd,

caring for your flock,

we are secure in your pasture.

Let me always hear your voice,

soften and open my heart,

bind my will to yours,

and let me enter securely

into your rest.

Amen.

Follow Him

Lord,

you are the good Shepherd,

faithful Servant Leader,

the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

You go before me,

clearing the way ahead,

your Spirit hovering over me,

making my path straight.

Clear my vision to see you,

to hear your voice alone,

and to follow you without hesitation.

Let me enjoy your sweet companionship,

knowing I am yours,

and you are mine,

You are the Light of the world,

and I warm my soul in your presence.

Help me to draw close,

resting in your strength,

your wisdom, peace, comfort, and guidance

always near.

Align my being with your heart,

that I would be your willing servant,

partner bride,

fulfilling all of your purposes in and through this life,

that your Name would be glorified

here like it is in the heavens.

You alone are worthy.

I bless you and praise you Lord!

Amen.

Faithful To Guide

Lord,

I trust you,

thank you for care, guidance, and protection,

thank you that I can come to you with every detail of my day.

I praise you for provision,

wisdom, counsel, connections, resources,

a supply I’m incapable of mustering on my own.

And I thank you that you know exactly what I need,

no more, no less,

in the exact time, place, and measure,

so that I can trust my moments

all I can and cannot control

into your perfect hands.

You are my Sheperd,

you lead me,

you walk with me,

you know me,

God of the universe,

you are my friend.

I’m blessed beyond measure,

and my life is secure,

knowing I am yours and yours always,

carried in your beautiful hands.

Amen.

Psalm 23

Precious Lord,

I remember that you lead, guide, and protect me,

I have no lack.

I bless you for rest

in the soft green meadows,

hearing the trickling of streams,

and lapping of quiet waters,

you restore my soul

by showing me yourself,

teaching me your ways,

guiding me to paths of life,

all for your glory.

Even though darkness surrounds,

and the enemy prowls

waiting to shoot his flaming arrows,

I won’t be afraid because you’re close,

you’re always with me,

I’ll cling to you,

you show me the way out,

guide and counsel me,

protect and deliver me.

You favor me, honoring me

despite my enemy’s schemes and ways,

you put him to shame.

You anoint my head with oil,

gladness and joy sing from my heart,

my waking, breathing, walking, going,

all my days are blessed in your presence,

surrounded, comforted, lifted up by your goodness and mercy,

and I will praise your name forever.

Amen.

My Safe Lead

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Lord,

you are my refuge,

my safe harbor,

my enclosed garden,

my green pasture,

you guide me by quiet waters,

along paths of righteousness,

you restore my soul,

I dwell secure for you are my sukka,

your grace abides in me and I in you.

Through the valleys and mountaintops,

to level plateaus,

I will journey with you my Lord,

and be bold and courageous,

because you are my faithful and good Shepherd,

you’re always with me,

you’ll never leave me nor forsake me.

I bless you Lord,

Amen.