He Raises Up

Lord,

I praise you for your perfect love, absolute goodness,

and beautiful justice.

I thank you for your promises

to pour out living waters upon those who are thirsty,

making streams in dry ground,

pouring out your Spirit on all your people,

and blessing the generations.

I praise you that those made righteous in you

will spring up like new plants,

sprouts thriving by clear waters.

We are yours Lord,

thank you for sealing us with the Spirit,

your Name is ever on our minds,

written on our hands.

You are the First and the Last,

there is no God besides,

none to compare, no second to you.

I won’t be afraid or anxious for the storms to come,

for you have long proclaimed and declared it.

Thank you that I may be your witness

now and forevermore,

worshipping you my Rock and my Redeemer.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

The Happy Righteous

Lord,

I praise you and bless you for all that you have done for me.

Thank you for coming to die for all of my sins,

forgiving me, past, present, and future,

covering and cleansing me with your blood,

washing away all my filth.

Thank you for your Spirit that dwells within,

clean and pure, with no guile.

When I was silent about my sin,

ashamed, stuffing it all down and away,

my health deteriorated,

and I groaned all day.

Your hand of discipline and displeasure was heavy upon me,

I was always exhausted with no energy to make it through the day.

Thank you for your patience, your grace that drew me.

When I acknowledged my sin to you,

came clean and poured out my heart at your feet,

you forgave everything,

lifting all my guilt and shame.

Lord, I hide myself in you for you are my refuge,

I’m surrounded by your strength, your song, and power.

I praise you for your wise counsel and guidance,

showing me the paths of life and righteousness.

Lord I am willing to learn, let your eye be upon me!

I’ve known the sorrows of being separate from you,

and I trust, lean in, depend on you now,

I praise you for your loving kindness,

your presence surrounding me,

for your love is better than life.

My heart is glad and I rejoice in you O Lord,

may I always be in alignment, be right with you.

I bless you Lord.

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.