Tender and merciful are Your loving words, Great God in heaven. Speak clearly to Your child as I seek You in the depths of my being. Place in my heart an insatiable hunger to know You and love You, Jesus. Be my source of peace as You guide me along life’s chaotic path. Be my protector as You shield me through faith from the lies the enemy plagues my soul with. Define me with Your truth so that I can stand secure in who You say I am despite the schemes of Satan which try to bring me down through insecurity. Raise up in my soul a mighty child of God who will route the enemy, share Your perfect love and shine Your glorious light in the darkest of places. Under the message of Matthew 5:14 and the authority of Christ, these prayers are lifted to You, O God.