I come before you and ask for Your strength within me. A strength not of the world but of Your kingdom. To refrain from judgement and feast on love. To push out greed and hold tight to joy. To dispel pride and rise with humility. To quell anger and rest in self control. To shun greed and rest in giving. To turn from power and embrace service. To let go of resentment and rest in peace. To push through fear and walk forwards in grace. To run with faith, soar with forgiveness, And allow your eternal strength to abide with me.
Today I forgot that I am your child,
I lost my identity, just so lonely and tired.
I felt small and wounded,
my spirit lacked hope,
Confusion came over my mind and my heart.
Then a small seed of prayer formed and cried out to you,
Father, my Father come make me anew.
Slowly and gently a new feeling grew.
I’m adopted and cherished, held safe in you.
I inherit the Kingdom, I’m known and I’m loved.
I belong, I have value to heaven above.
I need not reject myself, for you will be,
The strength in my weakness, I’m here Lord use me!
Then I felt your great Spirit rise up within,
Cutting through chains that bind, washing each sin.
I began to wake up, to seek and to find,
A crown of salvation that covers my mind.
A strong coat of righteousness, I wear over my heart,
And a bright belt of truth which sets me apart.
For the sword of the Spirit is truly my guide,
I stand with feet ready, in Your love I reside.