Heavenly Father, Maker of Heaven and earth, great is Your Name and greatly to be praised. You are worthy of all praise, all glory and all honor, this day, this week and this moment – now and always – as we live with breath borrowed with an expiration date from Your Kingdom Throne.
We thank You at the start of a new week, as one day comes to an end and the cycle continues through this current Age, that You have given us so much more than we have asked for, Oh Lord. In Your Grace, in Your Mercy, in Your Shalom – the peace that passes ALL understanding, You have given us the ability to be more than our feeble minds can even comprehend.
Father we can be like the giant oak, planted by the running waters of life, or we can be like the fig tree, which the Lord Jesus cursed because it bore no fruit. Therefore, give us the boldness and courage in our weakness to use the power you filled us with, when You sent Your Holy Spirit to indwell us, so:
That we may bear fruit in and out of season
That we may take the long view as You do, and see the end from the beginning as much as we can
That we may not shake and cower at the first sign of opposition to our calling, because You did not give us a spirit of Fear, but the same Spirit Who raised Christ from the dead
That we may place our own selfish needs on the shelf and fish for great catch so that the King may be glorified – King Jesus.
Lord we know that when we quit navel-gazing and feeling sorry for ourselves, You open up the windows of Heaven and pour Your goodness on down in over-abundant measure. Hallelujah.
We know that when we water our hearts, mind and soul with the fresh and living Water of the Holy Spirit and Your Word, our leaf will not wither and whatsoever we do shall prosper.
We know that even though we wonder how long shall the wicked reign, we instinctively know in our spiritual hearts that You watch over the righteous…and that not one hair on our heads will be harmed by the evil one and his minions.
We know all these things because all Your promises are Yes and Amen! Hallelujah.
So thank You on Lord, on each passing day, that You put new joy in our hearts.
Thank You for the new wine which overflows our wineskins
Thank You for the grain of Your abundant provisions
Thank You for the sweet peace and rest You have blessed us with each day and night
Thank You for the families and spouses and children and grandchildren and more You have blessed Your faithful ones with.
Most of all, dear Lord, thank You for the Lord Jesus, our soon coming King, Who sits upon the Throne and as each day passes, He sees the Day when He will mount the White Horse to bring Judgement and the Kingdom Reign upon the earth.
At the end of a new day, and at the start of a new week, we live for that Great and Glorious Day, when the King shall rise and lead the Armies of Heaven through the Eastern Sky. We honor, proclaim and bless His Mighty and Holy Name - the Name above all other Names, the Name of Jesus, amen and amen.