Prayer – daily submission of heart
Sweet and gracious Lord.
You are the center of my heart.
I love you and adore you.
You pour your springs of loving kindness toward me. You have ravished my heart. How fair is your love, and the smell of your ointments, more than all spices. A garden enclosed is my heart, a spring closed up, a fountain sealed, a fountain of gardens and streams from your throne above.
Come, oh Holy Spirit, come and bring your presence upon my garden, that the spices my flow out. Let my Beloved come into the garden of my sanctuary, and bless me with the pleasant fruits of His devotion.
I have set you as a seal upon my heart forever.
Your tender mercies are with me in the watches of the night, and my heart rejoices before your loving presence.
In my dreams, you give me counsel and comfort. You watch over me. On my bed, I think of you.
You fill me with wonder, as your spirit pours rivers of life toward me. Your joy lifts me up and makes me strong.
I trust in your unfailing love, and I will praise you all of my life, with all of my strength, as long as I live.
For, you are my Savior, and my God, and I ascribe the glory due your name.
I rejoice in the gentle power of your creation. Righteousness and justice are the habitation of your throne. Your salvation is forever.
You look down from heaven and you see me. You care for me. You incline your ear to me, when I whisper your name.
When I call unto you, you hear me. Before I can form the words with my lips, you have already heard me, and answered me.
Your law is in my heart, and your love makes me glad!
And even though princes have afflicted me without cause, I stand in awe of your Word, and the beauty of your holiness.
For, I know that clean hands and a pure heart pleases you, and invites me into your presence. So, I pray that you will forever sanctify me and cleanse me, and keep me unto yourself as a precious treasure.
Cover me with your wings, and let the mantle of your glory protect me.
Teach me your statutes, so that I may lift up your Word before all men, and so that I might walk in continual guidance and peace.
I long to see you face-to-face, and be in your presence. There is nothing else I want more than you.
You satisfy the desires of my heart, and your power overwhelms me in its gentleness.
Teach me continually, and bless me in all ways, so that I might declare your faithfulness. Your salvation and strength give me rest.
Let your words flow like honey from my lips, that they might magnify you in the earth. May my love continually lift you up to all those that need you.
You are my King, and I am your bride forever and ever. Your strong right hand protects me. Your authority and mercy flow over me.
Your majestic love overshadows me, and satisfies me. I have nothing to fear, because you are with me always.
I stand, I stand in awe of you, and I wait, and long to be with you forever and ever!