Praise be to you, my marvelous Lord and Shepherd. I awake in the night, and find you there, watching over me. I awake in the morning and find you waiting for me.
You are faithful in your love, passionate in you care, gracious in your provision and persistent in your protection. As thoughts of evil presence came in the night, I could easily reject them by thinking of your presence and power presented in Psalm 18.
You are the protector of the weak and the provider of grace, I can trust you. Your Word corrects my churning thoughts, sooths my soul, provides perspective and shields me from Satan.
“I love you, O Lord, my strength” (Ps 18:1)—you have drawn me graciously into a relationship with you, making yourself my Lord, pouring into my life your strength, sharing with me your power, even though you know I will miss use it, rebel, disobey and disbelieve, wounding your heart.
Your love is lavished on your lazy and illogical sheep because your of what you are: faithful and forgiving, gracious and good, pure and positive. We do not deserve your love and presence, but you are insistent in having a relationship with us, pouring your time, grace, care, protection and guidance into our lives 24/7.
You are faithful in the face of our faithlessness. You are good in the face of our rebellion. You are constant in the face of our unbelief.
I praise you, my Lord, my Rock, my Fortress, my Defender, my Shield, my Tower of power, my Stronghold. I call to you, who are worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. (Ps 18:3)
I praise you for your protection, glorify you for your deliverance, exalt you for your unbelievably wonderful grace at work in me each day.
You are Lord, you are Life, you are Light, you are Love. You are my Lord, my God, my Savior, my Deliverer, my Protection. You are worthy of praise, worthy of exaltation, worthy of obedience. To you I bow down, to you I surrender, to you I give myself, this day with my desires, my plans, my preferences. I give you my will and take yours in its place.
May you be glorified in me this day, may my responses be from your heart, your Word, your power. May your Spirit overflow from my life onto all those around me so they, too, may taste of your goodness. May your Name be lifted up before all I meet today.