Abba…when Your people were in the desert, You gave them Your words.
How precious those words are!
May we pay attention to those words
and to all the other words that You have given us since then.
Thank You, Abba, for Your words that teach us how to live
and how to be in right relationship with You.
May we never ignore them,
but may we learn them and hold them close.
Thank You that You are writing Your words
upon the hearts of Your people.
Thank You for these words that bring life.
Thank You for Your indwelling Ruach
who helps us to understand all these precious words.
Thank You for giving us mouths
so that our words may bless You and others.
Baruch attah ADONAI, eloheinu, melech haolam!
Blessed are You, O L-RD, our G-d, King of the universe!
You are the Creator of all things!
You are mighty in battle
and You fight for Your people.
You are a strong Tower for us to run into.
You have Wings that cover us and protect us.
You are a Rock for us to stand on
and near it we find shelter.
You provide for us.
You shield us from the hands of our enemies.
You walk alongside us.
You are awesome in every way.
May our lives reflect Your glory.
May people see You when they look at us.
May we be faithful to You,
faithful to be Your hands,
faithful to speak Your words,
faithful to go where You go,
faithful to visit the lonely,
faithful to clothe the naked,
faithful to visit the sick,
faithful to feed the hungry,
faithful to visit prisoners,
faithful to bring drink to the thirsty,
faithful to bring Your words to all who need them,
faithful to declare freedom to captives,
faithful to share Your healing Shalom.
Abba, You have blessed us with SO much.
Open our eyes to see Your many blessings.
Help us to look to You and not to our circumstances.
Help us to see You IN all our circumstances,
to see Your hand in all things.
We know nothing happens that You do not either cause or allow.
What You cause in our lives is good for us
and what You allow You turn to good for us.
May we trust You in ALL things.
Help us to love You with
all our hearts,
all our souls,
all our minds,
all our strengths.
Help us to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Help us to love one another.