Peace Be Still

Lord,

I thank you for your peace

transcending all understanding,

loosening and unfurling

the knotted messes of my soul,

calming, grounding, deepening within me

like the depths of an ocean swell

connected to the expanses of heaven above,

I’m riding the waves of praise emanating

from all your creation

and from my spirit within,

I can finally hear it

in the stillness of my soul.

Let me be still and know that you are God,

and align with the foundations of the universe

and all creation singing praise, glory, and honor

for who you are, what you’ve done,

your sacrifice, death, and life.

You hold the moon and stars in your hands,

you love this speck called earth,

you love me.

I rest assured, in peace,

in your ever-present, all-knowing, omnipotent love.

I praise you Lord.

Amen.

Promises

Lord,

In your presence,

in your hands,

I am safe, cared for, loved.

I thank you for your plans and thoughts

that you have for me,

I know they are plans for peace and my well-being,

not for disaster,

you are good through and through,

and I trust you,

you protect and guard over my life,

longing for your best for me.

I thank you that your plans are to give me a future and hope,

to restore all the years the locusts have eaten,

to pour out mercy and grace over past failures and shame,

to bring compensation for all the enemy has stolen, killed, and destroyed,

you bring strength and life to my heart.

I call on you Lord,

for your lovingkindness, generosity, and graciousness has won me over.

I come and pray to you,

knowing you hear my voice

and that you bend down from heaven,

tilting your ear to listen to me.

Your presence stirs deep longing in my heart for you, for eternity,

and I seek you, I need you,

you are my life, you are my everything,

and I will never stop searching for you with all my heart

because you promise to be found by me.

Lord, as your Word comes to pass in my life,

you will restore my fortunes and set me free

and all my generations coming forth,

and I will stand in your promises,

in the land you have given to me,

you will bring me back home.

I love you, bless you, and thank you Lord.

You alone are God, and worthy of all praise.

Amen.

Shabbat Shalom

Lord,

I praise you and thank you for your rest.

Lord of Shabbat,

thank you for eternal, spiritual rest in you,

living waters flowing to my mind, heart, and body,

regenerating cells and bringing life,

I praise you for this day each week

to come… and rest.

I love your presence,

I love your Spirit,

and I choose to trust you Lord,

Loosen my grip on my life,

and help me to surrender all once more into your hands.

Grant me the grace to commune with you,

gift me with prayer —

with words and spirit,

to enter into your heart,

see with your eyes, hear with your ears,

and to know your heart beating

throughout your Word.

Replenish me, rejuvenate me,

in all the dry, weary places.

In you alone am I revived and restored.

I bless you Lord,

Lord of my rest and heart.

Amen.

Secure In Love

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Abba,

you hem in behind and before,

guiding me by the desires you place in my heart,

leading me into green pastures and rest,

making my path level and clear before me.

Life, joy, and peace abound,

as I walk with my Maker,

your yoke is easy and your burden is light.

I delight in your presence,

and I will not fear what lies before me,

I know that you’re with me every step of the way.

You are for me, not against me,

and I rest secure in my Abba’s love,

knowing I’m safe, beloved, and delighted in

as your child.

I bless you Abba.

Amen.

Throne Of Righteousness

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Abba,

Your throne is established on justice and righteousness.

You rule and reign over all the heavens and the earth

in glory, majesty, honor, and holiness.

I praise you for your wisdom, power, and love.

I bless your name for you are faithful and true,

not slow in answering the cries of your people.

You have given the earth as an inheritance to your Son,

who is the once and future King,

our coming King with righteousness and judgement

as fire in His eyes.

You see all that is going on, that has happened and will,

Weigh the scales, and judge with mercy and righteousness,

deal with the evil and wicked,

release repentance and have mercy,

remember the cries of the poor, vulnerable, and innocent,

rise up on their behalf,

on behalf of all your people,

show yourself strong.

Expose the schemes and doings of the enemy,

that have gone on for too long under secrecy and corruption

believing and acting as gods, defying your name and existence.

Defend your name, honor your people, and raise up the humble and true.

Humble the proud and arrogant plotting wicked schemes,

put them to shame,

let weapons and hands quick to violence

be confused and frustrated in tracks.

Establish righteous leaders throughout the land,

that freedom, truth, and justice would prevail.

Do it so that all glory would go to you alone,

For your glory O God,

for your name’s sake,

that all the world would see you and tremble,

and bow down and worship the Holy One of Yisrael.

I bless your name, and thank you for what you will do,

and all you have done.

You triumph over all, and the end of the story,

you always win.

Victorious God, I worship you!

Amen.

Warm Your Heart

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Lord of Shabbat,

You are the light of the world,

calling me out of darkness

into your marvelous presence.

In this night ending in beautiful day

I draw close,

entering into your sweet rest,

warming my heart against yours,

you are my flame of hope.

I lean in, trust in, depend on you,

letting go of my cares,

your warmth and life revive me.

I sit at your table,

surrounded, infilled by Abba and Son,

in the fellowship of your Spirit —

and my cup is full,

my joy is complete.

I bless you, Lord of Shabbat,

Amen.

With You

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Bless you Lord,

for your love and power

your Spirit within me

that transforms me from the inside out,

and raises me like Lazarus from the dead,

shedding off old rags, identities that no longer define me,

breaking the hard, cold shell

hiding the insecure imposter that was me.

You slip behind my defenses,

your truth is gentle, full of kindness,

your grace empowering, full of hope,

and by your Spirit, your power works within me

that resurrected you from cold death,

to glorious life seated high in the throne room of heaven by the Father,

You mold me and make me,

to who I was meant to be,

with you.

For your pleasure and glory,

Amen.

Bless You Friend

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Bless you sister and brother,

reading this prayer post,

and the beautiful reflection of the Creator that you are,

perfect in your form, shape, personality, strengths, and gifts,

beloved and lovely in your limitations, weakness, and failures.

You are made for a purpose,

Your life is needed,

You have a call,

Though you may have been tested for a time,

Yeshua knows you and loves you,

and has overcome all your sin, shame, pride, humiliation, and embarrassment,

He’s overcome all your demons and torment,

Greater is He within you, than he who’s in the world.

Your life is in His hands,

and He is the author and perfecter of your faith,

No weapon forged against you shall prevail,

and He is the lifter of your head.

You are free, you have overcome, and you are more than a conqueror

in Messiah, who died for you, was buried, and was resurrected

to the right hand of God seated up in heaven.

May there be no limits to your faith, hope, and joy,

May His peace abide in you and His love secure you,

to simply be you today, beloved by Him.

Amen.

Trusting You

Abba Father,

Thank you for your Son 

for Yeshua’s mind in me

His thoughts, motives,

and intentions alive 

in my will 

through Your Spirit

Take me over

give me Your eyes

Your perspective

Your heart today

to see things

as You see them

Your sovereignty in chaos

Your wisdom in confusion

Your power and love

in darkness and hate

Help me to love 

You and my neighbor

with all the strength,

passion, and intelligence

You’ve placed in me today

no more, no less

I love you and trust you Lord

Amen.