Sweet Praise

Lord,

thank you for this moment,

this breath,

to remember you

and give thanks.

It is good;

and all is well with my soul.

Put a new song in my heart today,

and fill me with a spirit of praise,

let my lips be sweet

with lyric and melody,

proclaiming your precious Name,

singing of your glory and goodness,

my heart open wide,

as my hands are lifted up,

my feet swift to dance,

joy chasing my steps.

As I lay my head down to rest,

let me remember your steadfast love,

your faithfulness, your wonderful works

that sustained me through my day,

and marvel at your wisdom,

your thoughts, and your ways

that kept me in the path

of your light and blessing.

Lord, you are the source of life

and the Light of the world,

let me stay close,

ever praising your Name!

Amen.

Praise The Lord

Lord,

I praise you,

you are beautiful,

glorious, resplendent, and kind,

your goodness shines upon the earth,

the skies and heavens trumpet your joy,

your sweetness hovers over the early morning dew,

over my heart,

as a new day begins,

fresh hope,

renewed strength, mercies, and grace are found in you.

Bless this day,

put a new song in my heart,

and grant me a spirit of praise

to join the chorus in heaven,

may a fragrant incense of worship

arise to you,

and delight your heart.

I love you and bless you Lord.

Amen.

Love All Around

Beautiful Lord,

open my eyes

to see your love all around,

ocean swells buoying me up,

lifting and carrying me

through the flotsam and jetsam of the day.

Thank you for the all the ways you love me

that I don’t even know,

I’m not even aware of,

help me to never take you for granted.

Pierce through the veil

and let me see beyond

that I may perceive your reflection

in the one standing in front of me,

those all around me,

that your love wouldn’t stop with me,

but would catch fire,

and grow and grow,

that a bonfire of praise would arise

from all around,

all the way up to the heavens

and bless your heart.

I praise you Lord.

Amen.

Close

Lord,

thank you that you’re with me,

right by my side,

holding my hand,

walking, leading, guiding me,

you are my Good Shepherd.

Even as the storms rage around me,

I’ll keep myself here

in your presence and love,

keeping my eyes fixed on you,

I shall not fear,

and I will trust you,

letting your rod pull me closer,

your staff defeat my enemies,

you are with me

through the fire, deep waters,

the mountains and valleys,

you will not allow my feet to stumble.

Glorify your name through me Lord

no matter what I am going through,

help me to thank you,

praise you,

love you,

bless you.

You are my God,

and I know you are faitful.

I worship you.

Amen.

I Will Praise

Lord,

I praise you in all my circumstances,

thankful that this can be my offering

when the enemy overwhelms

and life gets dark,

I’m blessed to praise you.

It’s a chance to exercise my faith

on this side of heaven,

such a simple act

where there’s sorrow, frustration, and pain,

where my eyes are still veiled,

and I only dimly perceive your Spirit,

I’m blessed to praise you.

Thank you that it’s what I’m made for,

the eternal preoccupation of my spirit,

to gaze upon your beauty,

worship you in truth and Spirit,

and wait upon your presence.

The enemy lies with distractions and anxieties,

tasks that push and press.

He’s a liar and deceiver,

and I cast these thoughts that overwhelm

into your care,

and I praise you.

I praise you for your salvation,

your mighty healing and deliverance,

your lovingkindness, mercy, and care,

your guidance, counsel, and leading.

I praise you for your timing,

your perfect will and ways,

your holiness, your mystery,

revealing yourself to the world,

to me.

I praise you Abba, Son, and Ruach,

I’m secure, I’m safe, I’m well content

in the fellowship of your beautiful presence.

Amen.

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.

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.

Make Me One…

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Lord,

You are an artist,

painting moving pictures in the sky,

all you create is alive

with voices that sing you praise throughout the earth,

unending symphonies of joy and delight.

To look into your Word

is to gaze on perfection,

and know truth and righteousness

bringing life, healing, and security to my soul.

Your Word purifies my heart,

gives sight to my eyes,

and makes me clean.

Search me and know me Lord,

test me and know my anxious thoughts,

see if there is any offensive way in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting.

Make me one that arrests your eyes as you search throughout the earth,

whom you would give your strong support,

one like David, who blesses your heart

that my joy would be full

in always thanking and praising you.

Amen.

Eishet Chayil

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Lord,

Thank you for your Shekinah glory,

your Holy Spirit,

your glorious presence.

Thank you for the way you have crafted women,

eishet chayil,

vessels of honor, valor, courage, and beauty.

Cleanse away the lies thrust upon us

by the enemy, who rules over the this world,

and its broken systems, cultures, and families.

Thank you for making women the reflection of your image,

endowed with the qualities

of your subtle wisdom,

gentle strength,

and powerful compassion.

Shine your light through your daughters,

precious and dearly loved,

to arise in the fullness of all your hope, belief, and love today.

Amen.

Forgive Me

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Abba,

I trust you.

You are the righteous judge

with all-encompassing wisdom,

seeing the hearts of men.

You are true and right,

ruling over all in perfect justice.

Thank you for your mercy,

for forgiving me

when I deserved all the penalties you took for me.

I put my vengeance and bitterness on the cross,

I bring my wounds before your feet,

and I trust you God to judge, bring justice, redeem,

and to avenge my wounds.

I forgive myself, for believing lies,

being my harshest critic, a relentless slave driver,

setting unreasonable standards

that was never my yoke or burden.

I bless my enemies because I love you

and let them go, entrusting them to you.

Thank you God for your deliverance,

your grace to forgive,

your love and sacrifice that sets my soul free.

I will rest in you alone,

trusting and following your Son.

Amen.