Settled In Love

Lord,

I quiet my busy mind

calm my antsy soul,

why is there such unrest within me?

When I gaze upon you in faith

with the eyes of my heart,

sensing your presence

the substance of what my faith longs for,

te weight of your Spirit

quenches my soul thirst,

heals my mind,

and settles my heart.

Lord, strengthen my inner man with your Spirit

that you would dwell in my heart as I trust in you.

Let my roots go down deep in your love

and make me unshakable, unmovable, magnanimous.

May I grasp how high, long, wide, and deep

your love is,

embracing and trusting the mystery

that all eternity will not be enough

to understand fully.

Let me be whole, complete, perfect as you are,

in the abundance of life and strength that comes from you,

that I may decrease and you would increase.

I praise you Lord

that you answer above and beyond

anything that I can ask, think, or imagine.

I praise you for your love.

Amen.

Give Me Strength

Lord,

I praise you and thank you for tender care,

your love and gentleness wrapping around me,

bringing comfort to my body, soul, and spirit.

I thank you for your rest when I feel weak,

thank you that you’re not the one that pushes,

rather it’s me,

so I lay down my own expectations, to-do lists, and pressure,

and just breathe,

resting in your hands,

now aware of your presence,

feeling the anxiety drain from my muscles,

and relief fill my cells.

In my weakness, be strong and rise up within me Lord through this day.

Let it be your Spirit, life, words, love, wisdom, grace, and strength

to minister to my heart and those around me,

that I may decrease so you will increase

and I can still be a faithful witness to your beauty and righteousness.

I’m unable to go forth without your strength and power,

your grace and life,

go before me and rest on me Lord,

I praise you that I have all I need in you for life and holiness,

I have you.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Blessed Work

Lord,

You hear my voice in the morning,

and I watch and wait upon you to answer me,

give me grace to still my heart and quiet my mind,

that your soft nudges, your gentle presence,

and your sweet impressions,

would find rest in me.

Fill me with strength for the day,

let my spirit be strong,

filled with faith, hope, and love,

bold, confident, courageous in you,

give health to my bones, body, and muscles,

to sustain the work you’ve given my hands to do.

Don’t let me forget that it’s with you that I labor,

keep me from overwhelm, independence,

and building my small towers of Babel,

let me remember that you’re always with me,

your presence sustains me,

your wisdom guides me,

and that I’m never alone.

There’s work to do for your kingdom,

and I praise you for your joy that is my strength.

I bless you in my work and in my rest,

you alone are worthy.

Amen.