Dear God, I thank you for the Power of your Word and your Presence over my life. I thank you that no weapon formed against me will prosper, for greater are You who is in us, than he who is in the world. I pray that you will cast down every threat and accusation, every abusive word and cruel attack hurled my way. I praise you that nothing is impossible with you, that You are loving and gracious, full of mercy and might. I trust in you alone, to rise up strong on our behalf. Thank you that you are my Defender and Strong Tower, our Refuge and our Strength. Thank you that you fight for me today, and in my weakness, you make me strong.
Lord may nothing separate me from You today. Teach me how to choose only Your way today so each step will lead me closer to You. Help me walk by the Word and not my feelings. Help me to keep my heart pure and undivided. Protect me from my own careless thoughts, words, and actions. And keep me from being distracted by MY wants, MY desires, MY thoughts on how things should be. Help me to embrace what comes my way as an opportunity... rather than a personal inconvenience. And finally, help me to rest in the truth of Psalm 86:13, 'Great is your love toward me.' You already see the ways I will fall short and mess up. But right now, I consciously tuck Your whisper of absolute love for me into the deepest part of my heart. I recognize Your love for me is not based on my performance. You love me warts and all and what's most amazing is that the Savior of the world would desire a few minutes with me this morning. Lord, help me to forever remember what a gift it is to sit with You like this.
Dear Lord, I don't know who or what will cross my path today. But I do know that You are my Rock and my Fortress. You are my Shield and my Strong Tower. Help me to anchor myself to You today. Teach me how to stand strong in You and choose only Your way today. Help me walk by Your truth and not my feelings. Help me to embrace anything that comes my way as an opportunity to see You at work and as an opportunity to point others to You. Thank You that You love me, and nothing can ever take that away from me! Even if I fail today and fall short, You whisper Your unconditional love deep into my soul and remind me that Your mercies are new every morning. Thank You for meeting with me every day and night. Would You wake me again tomorrow with the same sweet whisper of Your love? I can't wait to meet with You again.