Thank you for your love,
that you bend down from heaven and incline your ear,
to hear my feeble cries.
I praise you for your loving kindness and humility,
for your Spirit that comes into the middle of my fractured mess,
accepting my heart, frailty, and fragility with mercy.
I bless you for your presence,
your answers, solutions, and divine coincidences,
that speed healing, life, and restoration within me
that I could never conjure or figure out for myself.
I repent to you Lord,
for all the ways I control and fix on my own
leading to so much more heartache and pain.
Thank you for your patience and kindness,
always receiving me back,
gently comforting and healing,
loving me into wholeness and truth,
cleansing and washing my feet once more,
so I can rest and wholly abide in you again,
safe and secure as your child.
I bless you Abba,
thank you that you’ve adopted me,
receiving me as one of your own.
You’ve welcomed me into your household of light,
put your robe over my shoulders,
your ring on my finger,
and prepared a celebration feast to honor me
when I came to you as an orphan.
To know you had prepared this place,
waiting with heart open, long suffering,
so patiently for me
as I wandered adrift, bitter, and lost.
I’m amazed you never gave up,
that your love has proved most powerful.
Abba you endure with steadfast love and patience,
you are kind and thoughtful,
you are not prideful or boastful,
you don’t take into account all the wrongs you’ve endured by me,
you rejoice when right and truth prevail in my life,
You bear all things, believe all things,
hope all things, and endure all things —
And you never change.
Your love is amazing Lord.
I come before you,
with prayers that can’t find words from my spirit,
I still my heart before you,
waiting for your presence,
listening for your wind,
and suddenly your sweet presence comes,
lifting my head,
your beauty arrests me
with colors vivid and verdant in your creation,
the sun warm and happy on my skin,
your peace settles upon me again,
that all is well and good will always triumph.
For you are on your throne today,
yesterday and forevermore.
I love you and put my trust in you O Lord.
I praise you for your love,
your exuberant, exhilarating delight,
your lively, happy, captivating joy,
so close, so intimate,
and yet utterly holy, wild, unknown.
You are an all-consuming fire,
cleansing, burning, refining away
all that hinders your love,
and your love always wins.
Patient, kind, and long-suffering,
you always wait for my stumbling steps,
and cherish my willing, bumbling heart,
and you give me time and space,
in every stage,
in all my imperfections.
Your love sets me free,
to follow you,
to dance with your Word,
to obey and love you back,
I delight in your love,
your joy in me is my strength.
I bless you and love you Lord,
You who have taken me through years of asking,
long seasons of seeking,
times of grief, despair, and mourning,
learning surrender, letting go,
you are the same Lord
who walks with me through it all,
now a year of answering,
a time of joy, play, and dancing,
welcoming my tremulous steps of faith
into these seasons and territories unknown,
of redeeming and renewing,
creativity, life, and being,
realizing you are the Source of it all,
speaking to me
through every shade, every color
that life’s landscape is,
molding me, making me, and freeing me
to be wholly, fully yours,
one spirit, one heart, one mind
I praise you for new beginnings,
where love is the goal,
loving you by bringing all of me,
exposing every piece of me to your grace
and your unending waves of mercy and kindness
breaking over me…
enabling me to rise again and again,
to see by your Spirit through the eyes of my heart,
cleansed continually of sin, wounds, and lies,
now open to the beauty in others,
that you’ve placed as a treasure to seek.
I bless you as you call me forth,
realizing now I never had to be perfect to answer,
and I rise from a long, barren wilderness,
leaning on you, my Beloved,
forgetting what is behind,
and pressing on towards the goal of heavenly love,
sweet intimacy with you Lord.
I love you,
Every movement of my heart you see,
fighting to draw near to you,
every thought you know,
that makes me look up to you,
every incremental movement,
to think, look upon, and love you,
You arm me for the battle,
you cover me with your love,
you make me brave and courageous,
because your love has already won me.
I choose to follow you and love you Lord,