A Prayer For Grief

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Father God

You know me.

You knew all along

that my striving, trying, reaching, grasping

was my running away from all the pain.

Please help me to stop,

and hear your voice that’s been calling me all along.

To rest, to be, and be comforted by you.

That I’m enough in my grief and sadness

that my confusion doesn’t overwhelm you.

That you haven’t moved on when others do,

and you’re not scared by my questions and cries.

Give me words to express pain I have no words for,

show me how to grieve because I’ve never been taught how.

Father you gave your Son for me,

your heart has never stopped pursuing me.

Please help me just to come,

exactly as I am and where I’m at.

I’m broken, numb, and scared

and Father, I trust you that you’ll get me through.

Amen.

Follow Me

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Follow Me

Lay everything down and follow me

Lay down your laptop, your phone, your to-do list

and be with me

it’s my glory to reveal myself to you

and your glory to seek me

I long to share myself with you

as you learn to open your heart to me

I love to communicate with you

in and through my living Word and my Spirit

woven in and through your body and spirit

my presence resting on your day, your coming and going

I’m with you

listen and see

take my whispers and nudges

like fine thread in your hands

showing you my way, my path that I’ve prepared for you

I have good things in store for you

walk by faith

and beloved, follow me.

My Precious Prize

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Lord,

You are my precious prize

knowing you, perceiving you

getting who you are as a Person

being intimately acquainted with you

understanding your heart, your mind

sensing the nudges of your Spirit

your guidance in your ways

I choose to let go of the past now

each sliver of memory that shames

giving them to you who heals

and forgetting what is behind

embracing my wholeness

as I strain towards you

transforming, changing as I open my heart

to know you today

Yeshua, you are my prize

by your grace, allow me to be successful

in my race towards heaven

I love you

Amen.

My Sure Help

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God,

You are my strength, my calm, my anchor

my true guide, counselor, and teacher

your word is light, and your spirit is true

you never lead me astray

I trust you God, looking to you for all my help

knowing in certainty you’re always there

and you’ll never fail me.

I praise you loving and faithful God

you are so good to me

you alone are worthy of all my praise

Amen.

Enter Into His Promises

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Trust me

Follow my lead

into the promises I’ve prepared for you

I’ve knit them into the very fiber of your being

and have drawn those threads together

to bring you into this moment in time

step through the open doors I’ve prepared for you

you are a new creation and I’ve made you ready

be bold and courageous

walk with me

listen to the good report

I have good plans, hope and a future in store for you

for I know exactly what you need

I’m a kind Shepherd, gentle and humble in heart

my yoke is easy and my burden is light

and I desire to bless you child.

The Good Report

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Father God

Thank you for the good report

I’ll believe it

You have plans to prosper me

not to harm me

Plans to give me a hope and a future

I trust I’m in the center of your will.

You prune away things I don’t need,

even good things that hold me back from your best

Cleanse my heart of all competing desires and self will

so I’ll be ready to receive all that’s on your heart to give

Thank you for the freedom you call me to

in being wholly, fully yours

and wholly, fully me

I trust you Father

Amen.

Deep Wells

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Leaflets fluttering

blood gushing in and out

a whole and healed heart

pumping life to all of me

the hidden wells of praise

springing from deep within my spirit

breaking through the old creation

lies, deception and shame

His Spirit greater within me

than anything without

I praise and thank you Lord

You alone are wondrous God

Amen.

Simple Peace

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Ready submission

a simple peace

Truth to seek

His glory to hide

my glory to find

white fog dissipating

clarity, vision optimized

set free, delivered

His perfect love

casting out all fear

Standing on Truth

on my Rock

a solid foundation

Open heavens

to simply rest

being in His love

a child of God.