The Lord Reigns

Lord,

Thank you that you reign on your throne,

nothing happens without your knowing,

outside of your perfect will,

good, right, loving, passionate, holy, and true,

waiting, drawing yours to you,

longing for all to be saved,

you hold all things in your hands.

I praise you for your perfect timing,

that even what the enemy means for evil,

you work all things for good

for those who love you,

not slow in keeping your promises,

but so patient, wanting none to be lost.

Thank you for your salvation, healing, and deliverance,

for your deep restoration,

for your plan to make all things right,

one heart, one family, one community at a time.

You are on your throne,

and I rest secure,

knowing that things are not falling apart,

but all is falling into place

towards your soon return.

All honor, praise, glory, and splendor,

dominion, power, and authority is yours.

Amen.

Sojourners

Lord,

help me to embrace the tension of being in this world

yet living for eternity.

Increase my faith,

let them be pillars within me,

to stand in your spiritual truths,

in the midst of culture’s temptations and my flesh.

Help me to examine my heart again and again

to clearly see and understand what I am truly living for.

Sift up my own deception,

expose my blind spots

where I am living for temporal comfort and gain.

I repent to you where the lines have gotten muddied in me,

and I ask you to cleanse my heart,

renew a right spirit,

grant me your perspective and incentive,

restore joy, peace, and hope

and help me to be steadfast in you.

Let me be ok in the struggle,

with the wrestle,

understanding that this is your call,

to live in your Spirit,

at odds with a world running the other way.

Help me to be wise and save souls,

obeying your voice,

following your instructions,

conducting myself honorably,

submitting my heart to your Word,

that the fruit of the Spirit

would bear witness to this world

of your Light.

Help me Lord,

you are worthy.

Amen.