Thanksgiving Feast

Abba,

Thank you for displaying your love

again and again,

despite me… my frenetic anxiety and fears,

and for inviting me to your banqueting table,

laying out a feast

for a starved heart.

I drink in your presence

and peace overflows,

washing away the cares of this world.

Your Spirit effervesces in mine,

bubbling up joy,

lighting up my countenance,

making my face bright.

I feast on your Word,

your promises and instructions,

wholesome and good like fresh bread,

full from your goodness and faithfulness.

I draw close to the warmth of your love,

surrounded by you, your Son, and the Spirit,

resting my heart in your wisdom,

enjoying your rich silence.

I praise you for being my loving Abba.

Thank you for being my shelter,

my refuge and rest.

Thank you for being my food,

my strength and sustenance.

Thank you for being my covering,

my protection and defense.

Thank you for making the way

so I will feast eternally with you.

I am rich,

I’m grateful for you Abba today.

Amen.

Giving Thanks

Lord,

Thank you that you’re with me

in the midst of circumstances

that frustrate, confound, press, and overwhelm,

thank you that I’m not alone.

Help me to zoom out,

expand my perspective,

and rejoice once more

in my eternal salvation,

your love that fills the universe,

and your goodness throughout time.

Thank you for my breath,

my life at this point in history,

your Spirit dwelling inside of me,

and for your goodness throughout my life.

I thank you for your lovingkindness,

your provision and care,

your guidance and counsel,

your encouragement and hope.

I thank you for your discipline,

for your boundaries and order,

for your wisdom and lessons,

hard but good, bringing life.

I thank you for the seeds of life

you’ve planted in me,

identity, healing, and purpose

that slowly bear fruit.

Even when I wander, slip, fall back,

I thank you that you’ll never let go.

I give honor, praise, splendor, and glory to you

who keep me from falling away,

and will present me unblemished and spotless

to Him with triumphant joy and indescribable delight.

I wait for that day,

and humbly cast myself unto you again,

and thank you that you have me,

and all will be well.

It is well with my soul.

Amen.

Quiet In Love

Lord,

I praise you for your time and timing,

your rhythms and cycles,

ebbs and flows,

and I welcome your shabbat,

your rest today at the end of this week.

Thank you for your heartbeat

pulsing through me,

though my week,

for your presence with me,

your Spirit’s counsel, guidance, and love

hovering over me,

disciplining, leading, moving me

forward into greater plains of your freedom and grace.

I praise you for this day to pause,

to be still

and remember, reflect

on your beauty, glory, and holiness.

You are so good,

active, invisible, powerful, and mighty,

buoying me and my loved ones up in your love.

I love you and will quiet my soul,

satisfied as a weaned baby in your arms.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Thank You Lord

Lord,

I praise you,

there’s no one like you

in heaven or on earth.

Grant me words

for a heart that is astounded,

in awe of what you can do.

My spirit blesses you,

loves you,

sings to you.

I’m brought to my knees,

humbled by your mercy,

your redemption and healing.

Thank you for your light,

shining through my vulnerability,

drawing others close to you

through my weakness.

You don’t waste one thing,

you see every piece, every part,

Lord, it’s all yours.

I love you and bless you today.

Amen.

Thank You Lord

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Lord,

Thank you that you are gentle and humble in heart,

kind and patient with my failures and mistakes.

You are my humble King.

Thank you that your cadence and walk are unrushed, measured,

intentional with ease,

light, unpressured, strong.

You are my good Shepherd.

Thank you that your voice calls me to rest and healing,

life, beauty, and simplicity.

You are my life and eternal sanity.

Thank you for your wisdom and encouragement,

your ever present help and counsel.

You are my compass and north star,

the way, the truth, my life.

Thank you for upholding my heart,

knowing me, and loving me,

and advocating for me still.

You show me my heavenly Father,

His goodness and love,

and that I forever have a place

to rest secure and belong.

I love you Lord,

you are the light of my life.

Amen.

Thank You Lord

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Abba,

You are so good,

holding me secure,

you have my back,

my eternal safety net.

Your presence enlivens me,

reviving my heart,

you Spirit captivates,

soothing my soul,

comforting, enriching my heart.

How can I ever thank you,

for the belief you placed in

this stony heart,

to receive your love

that abounds throughout creation

and all the earth.

I’ll spend eternity praising you

for these eyes you open

to see your new mercies everyday.

There’s none like you God,

I put my trust in you alone,

for you alone satisfy.

I bless your name.

Amen.

I Will Follow You

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Precious Lord,

You faithfully lead and guide,

along the path of life,

narrow and hemmed in,

I follow your footsteps,

bringing refreshment and resources

in your perfect timing and grace,

I rest in the green pastures you lead me to,

and drink from the streams of your living Word,

I cling to the hem of your garment

in the shadows and valleys,

knowing you will see me through,

and on the mountain peaks and wide plateaus,

I run, sing, dance, and fall on my knees

because your goodness and joy,

I can’t contain.

You are my Shepherd, I shall not want,

and I trust you and bless your Name today.

Amen.

and worship you.

You Are Needed

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You are fearfully and wonderfully made,

knit together for a specific plan and purpose,

created to stand alone, individual,

before the King,

a delight to your Father’s heart,

made for interconnection, interdependence,

strengthening others with your gifts, strengths, and presence,

bringing out the best in others in your weaknesses and limitations,

You’re perfect as you,

You are precious,

You are needed,

You belong,

and You are dearly loved.

Unconditional Surrender

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Abba Father,

You call me your own,

Called me unto you,

to surrender all,

Help me, show me

the things I still cling to,

and give me grace to let go,

expose the fears,

that keep me from trusting you,

to believe your best is far greater

than all my wants,

take all my rebellion and selfishness,

to do things my way,

pour out your mercy,

draw me into unconditional surrender,

of every area of my life,

nothing withheld, no holding back,

that your lordship would rule over my life today,

and that I may enter into your kingdom,

and experience the sweetest delights

of your grace, power, and love

starting today… and into all eternity.

You alone are worthy,

Amen.