Beautiful Deliverer

Lord,

Beautiful Deliverer,

I see your light,

your Word

separates my bone and marrow,

soul and spirit,

the oppression and lies that have clung as truth,

suddenly separate from me

like oil and water,

by your gracious revelation,

I sense your presence

where I’ve been failing,

white knuckling on my own,

and faith refreshes me,

hope relieves me,

you bring me to rest.

Deliver me O Lord,

remove every obstacle

that hinders your love,

return my heart to first love,

fresh, bright, and pure

again and again,

always and always with you.

You are my Savior, my Deliverer,

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

Beautiful Work

Abba,

I praise you for beautiful work.

Let my hands be blessed

to do the work you’ve prepared for me.

Reinvigorate my spirit, soul, and body for labor

sharing my yoke and burdens with the Lord,

knowing His wisdom and counsel,

His pace and strength,

His joy and margins.

Let your light shine from within me,

my tongue cleansed of complaining and grumbling,

my heart pure, sincere, and generous,

my body and mind healthy and strong to serve.

Provide for me discernment and faith,

alert to the movement of your Spirit around me,

and grant divine appointments,

a word, an action, moments, and prayers

to be your hands and feet in this world.

Drench and deluge my heart with your desires and directives,

enable me by your power

to fulfill every good purpose of yours

and every action

stemming from absolute trust and confidence

in your power, wisdom, and goodness.

Bless me to be a blessing Lord,

so that your beauty and light will shine,

and your magnificent Name glorified in this world.

Amen.

Stand Firm

Lord,

please strengthen my heart,

prioritize my day,

let your guidance be clear,

and my path straight.

Bless the work of my hands,

establish peace in my spirit,

let my words and thoughts

please you and grace others.

Protect me from the evil one,

grant me focus and conviction

to stand firm and fight,

using prayers, trust, and hope,

so that I will not lose ground,

but stay true to your vision,

your call for my life.

Let me be aware of your presence,

your love and help,

the hands of your angelic ministers,

the fellowship of the body,

that I stand with an army of warriors,

serving the Lord of hosts,

whose victory is won.

I bless you Lord.

Amen.

My Spirit

Lord,

I praise you for your Spirit that dwells within,

that lights me up from the inside,

with your joy, strength, and comfort.

Your Spirit is a blue flame,

using the pressures of the world,

to mold me, shape me,

taking what was dead and black,

and creating within purity,

surrender, holiness,

a multi-faceted diamond

reflecting your glory alone.

My dying flesh is a holy temple,

home to a spirit of power, love, and sound mind,

one with you.

So I will stand firm today,

not shrink back from demands surrounding,

and press into your presence,

trusting in your goodness,

applying faith to every insurmountable mountain,

and speaking forth and praising your beautiful Name.

You are worthy Lord!

Amen.

Hold On

Lord,

I trust you,

in the middle, the muddle, and the chaos.

I lean on you,

believing you will raise me up

on eagles’ wings in due time.

Grant me your perspective

from a 1,000 leagues up.

Speak to me above the voices

that clamor and echo in the valley.

My faith is in your goodness,

that you will see me through once more,

you are my refuge and my strength.

I will keep on praising you.

Amen.

Shedding Lies

Lord,

I praise you for setting me free.

You are Truth,

embodied in gentle loving kindness,

enduring and strong as a rock of generations,

unendingly persistent in your grace and mercy.

Lord I believe you.

I trust your Voice,

who you say I am.

Forgive me for listening to the voice of the enemy

whispering depression, shame, trauma, despair

for too long… too long O Lord,

thinking it was all me.

I surrender these lies,

all of my judgements, thoughts towards me,

so that I can listen, and rightly align with your voice.

Thank you that you have healed my heart

as I’ve sought you,

and these lies that have been cages

you are exposing and you set me free.

I love your Word,

I love your voice,

I love your Spirit that brings life.

I praise you as a Lazarus coming forth from the grave,

thank you Lord for saving me,

again and again, delivering me,

I bless your Name.

Amen.

Establish Me

Lord,

Thank you for saving me

into an eternal relationship with you,

enjoying your wonderful presence moment by moment.

Thank you for saving me

into the fellowship of believers,

who love you, know you,

and shine various facets

of your beauty and life.

I pray for wise, godly companions,

holy, righteous, devoted,

courageous, bold, and pure hearted,

who love your Word,

who walk in your Spirit,

that I may walk strengthened

in your counsels and in your ways,

urged on to stand firm in my faith.

Grant me opportunities to use my gifts

to build up the body and your kingdom of grace

according to your will.

Root and ground me in your Word

that I may be a tree planted by

streams of living water,

replenish me so that I can give,

bearing fruit in every season.

Establish me and use me

that I may be your hands, feet, and heart,

your blessing in this world.

Lord, you are so worthy

and I bless your Name today.

Amen.

Grace Working

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Abba,

You are good.

You never stop working in my heart,

bringing mercy, healing, and wholeness,

then opening my eyes again to my blindness,

in your continuing work of restoration.

Forgive me for grumbling and complaining

when things don’t make sense,

and when I question you.

I praise you that your grace steadfastly

overruns, overtakes, and wins me anyway,

like vines and greens that grow wild and abundant.

Dislodge and remove the rocks in the soil of my heart

that hinders my growth in you.

Thank you that it’s your power and Spirit alone at work within me,

transforming and changing me.

You are the author and perfecter of my faith,

grant me the grace to submit to your Word and your Spirit,

to be in alignment with your movement in my life,

and your purposes for my day to day.

Let me trust in your goodness,

that all things you work for my good and for your glory.

And that in the end I am blessed

when my life is surrendered,

and all that I am, is all about you.

I love you Lord and my life is yours.

Have your way in me.

Amen.