Surrender All

Lord,

Show me, teach me, help me

to surrender all to you.

I say yes in my spirit,

but don’t know how.

Please illuminate my heart,

reveal to my soul, my mind,

how I may let go.

My past, I give to you —

repenting of my sin, shame, and guilt,

receiving your forgiveness,

watching you go back in my past,

deleting all the files —

those moments, like I had never even sinned.

My future, I give to you —

so many expectations

of what I thought I needed to do,

and where I needed to be,

what I needed to look like,

absorbed from tradition, family,

culture, religion, and worldly systems

into my needy heart seeking approval,

that has only atrophied the soul you knit in me.

Yet your Spirit within has proved greater.

I surrender to your voice,

the pressures and flows of your Spirit,

buoying me into your paths,

safe within your love,

far outside my comfort,

fully alive and my soul rising and set free,

trusting you in the unknown,

casting my fears, anxieties, and worries upon you.

I surrender all my desires,

giving voice to each one,

entrusting them into your hand,

into your care,

because you know best.

I desire only your best for me,

so help me to surrender all

to receive from my Lord

and give praise to your Name.

Amen.

Follow Him

Lord,

you are the good Shepherd,

faithful Servant Leader,

the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

You go before me,

clearing the way ahead,

your Spirit hovering over me,

making my path straight.

Clear my vision to see you,

to hear your voice alone,

and to follow you without hesitation.

Let me enjoy your sweet companionship,

knowing I am yours,

and you are mine,

You are the Light of the world,

and I warm my soul in your presence.

Help me to draw close,

resting in your strength,

your wisdom, peace, comfort, and guidance

always near.

Align my being with your heart,

that I would be your willing servant,

partner bride,

fulfilling all of your purposes in and through this life,

that your Name would be glorified

here like it is in the heavens.

You alone are worthy.

I bless you and praise you Lord!

Amen.

Cherish The Lord

Lord,

I praise you,

you are the Aleph and the Tav,

the beginning and the end,

uncreated One,

who was and is and is to come.

I bless you Lord

for being the author and perfecter of my faith,

cherishing my eternal soul,

knowing how to guide this wayward free will

back to you,

time and again.

I ask you for the fear of the Lord,

the spirit of wisdom, knowledge,

understanding, discernment, and insight,

counsel, and might to know you

and walk in your ways.

Please don’t let me go,

take me deeper into your love,

let me never tire of gazing into your holy Mystery,

and help me to be faithful,

trusting in you to the end.

I love you Lord.

Amen.

With God

Lord,

I praise you and bless you

for small steps,

new beginnings,

fresh hope,

winds of change,

assurance that you’re with me,

and you faithfully guide me

through every transition,

every season,

your hand holding mine,

and I am safe and ok.

Hem me in,

keep me close to you,

pour out your grace

that my heart would ever cling to you.

Direct my steps,

to walk with yours

not lagging behind,

not rushing ahead,

and to always enjoy,

the gift of the present,

your presence,

to know and love you

today and always.

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.

Ready

Lord,

Your Spirit comes like the wind,

blowing wherever you please,

you are God,

answering to none,

you fulfill your purposes

in your way, your time.

I ask you Lord…

for a heart that’s open, unoffended,

ready with a yes

to the doors you open

and the opportunities

you place in my path.

I ask for a spirit surrendered

of all my plans,

yielded to you,

that being obedient

would win over comfort,

over security.

Help me to prepare my heart

and my will in the waiting,

that when you call,

I will be ready,

no hesitation, no walls,

only a yes to you.

I trust you Lord,

let me be ready.

Amen.

Content

Lord,

thank you that your eyes have seen,

your presence gone forth,

your Spirit secured,

the boundaries of my day

and my path through it.

I trust you will provide for all my needs,

as you give me breath to breathe,

and grace to live,

thank you for your love, peace, and strength

infusing me

to walk with you

and know you today.

I praise you that no matter what circumstances

or challenges may come across my path,

I have your spirit of power, love, and a sound mind,

your love unchanging, grounding, and covering me,

and your Spirit of wisdom and revelation

guiding me to level paths,

leveling mountains, raising up valleys.

I am content,

knowing I have every advantage

because you have my back,

you know me best,

you usher me into the paths and works

you’ve planned for me.

Have your way in me Lord,

you are the author and perfecter of my faith,

and I entrust my life to you.

Safe Savior,

thank you that your mercies, grace, and love

are new every morning.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Waiting On Dreams

Lord,

Let my worship be in spirit and in truth,

loving you wholeheartedly, single-mindedly.

Help me to surrender my desires, dreams, longings

where they are safest,

into your hands,

allowing you to give and take away

as you please,

trusting in your perfect timing,

your perfect love knows what’s best.

In the waiting,

strengthen my spirit, my inner man.

Root and ground me

in the heights, widths, lengths, depths of your love.

cherishing you, your presence

above anything else,

knowing you are already my great reward

and that everything else

is a blessing from the overflow of your heart.

Let me taste and know that you are good

in the land of the living,

so that my heart and soul will sing praise to you

all the days of my life.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Overcomer

Lord,

I need you,

I need your love.

Let me be open, vulnerable, unapologetic

in my heart cries to you.

Thank you for glimpses behind my denial

and into my fragility,

an awareness of who I am without you,

so I may remember my need afresh

and turn wholeheartedly back to you.

Give me strength in my spirit

in moments where anxiety, discouragement, and dread overwhelm,

to not take things into my own hands,

but slow down, be still,

humble my heart, and turn to you,

asking for your help,

standing firm in your truth,

listening to your voice,

resisting the enemy and its lies,

and following your words, your ways,

knowing, trusting you are victorious,

and your Spirit dwells in me,

and that I am more than an overcomer,

more than a conqueror in you!

I praise you Lord!

Amen.