Provider

Abba,

I praise you who hold the universe in your hands,

creator of all the heavens, galaxies, planets, and the stars,

sustaining the earth with your breath,

the sun’s rays and rain,

down to the sparrow to whom you provide seed.

Forgive me for doubting your love,

your ability to provide,

you are the Master

that owns all the cattle on the hill,

and you love me,

your child, made in your image,

you call me your own.

I ask Abba

provide for all my needs,

so that I will never lack and be tempted to steal,

or have so much and be tempted to forget you,

that I may not be dependent on the generosity of others,

but have enough for myself

and be resourced and ready to be a blessing to others.

Equip me on every level, every way,

give me a fresh infusion of your Spirit,

so that I may faithfully fulfill your purposes for my life.

Giver of life, abounding grace, and all good gifts,

I praise you,

entrusting my life in your hands.

I am yours, and you are mine,

I give myself, my all right back to you.

I love you.

Amen.

In Love

Lord,

I struggle to face the limits of my love,

realizing my efforts are dirty rags

revealing my control, anxiety,

a lack of faith in you.

Forgive me for my pride

in thinking my compassion and love

is better, greater than yours.

I loosen my grip,

open my palms,

and let go.

Enter in Lord,

and hold my pain,

comfort my heart,

fill my loneliness and emptiness,

cleanse my addictions and innoculations,

and set me free.

Freedom.

Your love sets free,

choice,

hope,

faith

working all things for good.

You draw those you love,

and your love

is a greater force working

than any other.

So help me to trust,

lean into you,

and let go of me,

and believe that in the surrendering,

now you move,

act,

and work

in better, perfect ways I cannot see.

I trust you Lord.

You are Love,

let me be hidden in you,

one with you.

Amen.

Cast Your Cares

Lord,

King of the universe,

Maker of all bread,

you are sovereign,

you are in control,

your ways are higher than mine,

your thoughts and wisdom higher than my thoughts,

you are alive

in your glorious body

active, interceding, moving

on behalf of those you love.

Help me to be still and know that you are God,

that my heart may trust fully, wholly in you,

resting in your power, ability, and strength.

Please help me to cast all my anxieties,

cares upon you,

releasing my control again and again to you

knowing I surrender them to perfect, capable hands.

Thank you for your call to all

who are weary and heavy laden,

for you promise your rest.

Gentle and humble Lord,

let me taste and know your rest again,

heal and replenish me with revelation of yourself,

fill my heart and mind with faith and truth,

and use me, bless me to be a blessing.

I love you Lord,

I long for my life to bless your heart.

Amen.

New Beginnings

Lord,

I bless you for new beginnings

found in you every moment and every day.

I praise you for your grace and love

that speaks life into my failures and setbacks,

comforting and empowering me for my every step.

Thank you for your rhythm and wisdom

that takes me through the ebbs and flows of time

riding through the weeks and seasons

with your perspective, knowledge, and understanding.

I praise you that you are a God of order,

not chaos or confusion,

and that you will bring me into the right place at the right time,

as long as I seek your face.

I rest knowing that you are in control,

active, moving, and working on my behalf

with a guileless heart, good, loving, powerful, and wise,

that you work all things for the good of those who love you.

Thank you that it’s not all on me,

I place my full confidence in you.

Take the helm of my life,

please take full control,

I bless you Lord for the promise of life

from you the Source of life,

the fountain of living water,

my heart overflows with your presence with me

in and through all things to come.

I love you Lord.

Amen.

Love Alone

Lord,

I praise you for your rest,

that I can fall back into your love

unchanging, unwavering, strong, powerful, and pure.

I see my broken promises,

my feeble efforts, my striving, my own religions,

to prove myself to you… to me

when you have loved me all along.

Your perfect love drives out all condemnation and judgement.

My life makes sense only because of your love,

my purposes, my call, my destiny

is empowered by your love alone,

I stand firm, hidden in your love,

in your Spirit.

Not by my strength or my might,

but by the power of your Spirit,

I live, succeed, and thrive.

I can do all things in and through you

who empowers and gives me strength,

I’m fully sufficient in you Lord,

because you are my everything,

you are my all,

your love overflows,

surrounds, covers, and goes before me.

Surely goodness and love will follow me

all the days of my life,

and I shall dwell in the shadow of your love

forever.

I bless your Name.

Amen.

Trust God Alone

Lord,

I praise you that in my waiting

you renew my strength

like that of an eagle’s,

soaring in your Spirit.

I praise you for a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind,

that I place in your capable hands, your strong care.

Though some may trust in their own strength,

might, intelligence, connections, and power,

I remember you and will trust in you alone.

Though there are heartaches and sufferings

I don’t understand,

things that have not gone the way I’d hoped or planned,

I place my trust in you.

Lord you are good,

your mercy and love endures forever,

your loving kindness chases down every heartbroken sinner

like me.

When I trusted in idols, in my own strength,

I bowed down under the yoke of the enemy

and was broken.

But now I put my trust in you,

and I will rise up and stand strong,

firm in my faith,

with power in my spirit, soul, and body,

so that when I fall seven times, I will get right back up,

bold as a lion,

unhindered by shame and sin.

I praise you for your blood,

for the transaction of my death for your eternal life.

I bless you Lord,

you alone are worthy, worthy, worthy,

of all my praise.

Amen.

Faithful To Guide

Lord,

I trust you,

thank you for care, guidance, and protection,

thank you that I can come to you with every detail of my day.

I praise you for provision,

wisdom, counsel, connections, resources,

a supply I’m incapable of mustering on my own.

And I thank you that you know exactly what I need,

no more, no less,

in the exact time, place, and measure,

so that I can trust my moments

all I can and cannot control

into your perfect hands.

You are my Sheperd,

you lead me,

you walk with me,

you know me,

God of the universe,

you are my friend.

I’m blessed beyond measure,

and my life is secure,

knowing I am yours and yours always,

carried in your beautiful hands.

Amen.

His Beautiful Work

Lord,

I love you and thank you with all that I am,

I’ll praise you even as idols and false gods demand

my attention and heart,

I worship you in spirit and in truth,

and thank you for kindness and goodness,

You have revealed yourself and your Word to me,

when I cry out to you, whisper to you in my heart,

You answer me.

Your presence, your Spirit, your word

refreshes, restores, and makes me strong and confident

to face life head on again.

Lord, all of your promises will be fulfilled,

and the world will bend their knees and heads will bow,

praising and thanking you for your faithfulness.

Your beauty and glory will be seen around the world,

and praise from all tongues, tribes, and nations

will waft up from this blue pebble to the your throne room in heaven.

Lord, you are great and awesome and mighty,

yet you would kneel down and welcome the broken,

insignificant, and lowly.

You stay distant from those elevated in their eyes.

Even though I walk through challenges and struggles,

you’re with me every step,

guiding me oases of your rest and peace,

your hand covers me

pushing back the hideous wrath of my enemies,

you always save and deliver me.

I praise you that you will have your way in me,

your lovingkindness, mercy, and grace are forever and more,

I bless the works of your beautiful hands.

Amen.