Rich Legacy

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O Lord,

Thank you for my inheritance in you,

for showing me the new family I am grafted into,

with a rich legacy of faith, hope, courage, and devotion

in the midst of human weakness, frailty, and mistakes.

You so patiently explain

and carefully sort,

the threads of culture, tradition, history, and lineage

that you have lovingly woven together

and redeemed by your Spirit within me.

I’m a new creation, a child of God.

I thank you for the gifts and treasures

you’ve deposited in my spirit,

my blood, my culture, my people, and my life.

You make all things new.

Amen.

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Phoenix Rising

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Lord,

Son of Man,

you willingly laid down your life,

embracing, being all of our limitations,

fears, shame, and vulnerability.

You died despised by us all.

Son of God,

you had the power to take up your life,

destroy the power of sin,

obliterate all fear of death,

and rise, more glorious than the sun.

I believe, and your Spirit dwells within me.

The power that raised you from the dead,

and seated you at the right hand of the Father in heaven,

is the same power,

moving and working in me,

resurrecting me,

like a phoenix from the ashes,

a tiger rising.

I am a new creation united with your Spirit,

and there is no stopping you in me.

Amen.

My Cup Overflows

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Yeshua,

Let me be like Mary at your feet,

adoring you,

seeking, listening, waiting.

for you’re returning soon Lord.

Let me be unabashed in bringing my alabaster jar,

and pouring out my worship,

sweet and fragrant to you,

delightful to your heart.

Let me stand firm in your promises,

bold in your love,

joyful in hope,

steadfast, remembering your faithfulness.

And in your presence,

as I’m poured out,

you fill my cup

and my cup overflows,

I’m blessed beyond measure,

your love is better than life.

Amen.

The House That God Built

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My house is a house of prayer,

I build it with strong walls,

boundaried and secure,

with clear limits and defined borders,

I know what belongs inside and out.

There’s no place for thieves here,

who steal, kill, and destroy,

worshipping money at all cost,

in love with the world and its systems.

I laugh at their schemes, and cast them out with my power.

I fill my house with the spirit of prayer and worship,

treasures of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding,

more precious than gold and silver,

with revelation, beauty, and light.

Only life and truth may dwell here.

It is my joy to ready my house to live in,

it is my delight to restore you and dwell with you.

I’m the Master of your house, yield to my ways.

I love you.

Seated On The Throne

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Yeshua Lord,

Seated on your throne,

at the right hand of the Father,

I worship you, praise you,

and bless your name today,

Keeping my eyes focused on you,

lifting them up from the chaos and turmoil around,

I look to you,

your brilliant glory and splendor,

shining, cutting through all the darkness and confusion,

your voice like many waters over the sea,

you move on behalf of your people,

you hear my voice,

you hear my cries,

you are Lord and I am yours,

and I will not fret or fear,

I worship you mighty God,

so close and always with me,

today by faith,

I see you and love you,

and remember all that you’ve done for me.

Amen.