My Father, my great captain, lead the ship of my soul through the stormy seas of this life because only You can calm the wind and waves. Anchor me in truth when my own emotions beckon me toward the waters of confusion. Help me to enjoy the stillness of Your presence even in the noisy of my days. Set my spirit on course to collide in powerful ways with the center of Your glorious heart, O God, both now and always. May I live in the luminous joy of Your perfect grace. I look to You, my bright morning star, for I cannot navigate the waters of life without You. Jesus, You are my true north. You are the destination that I crave as I wander the wilderness in hunger and thirst. Draw me nearer to Your heart, my Lord. Under the truth of James 4:8 and the authority of Christ Jesus, these prayers are a fragrant offering to You, mighty King.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.
Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts,
James 4:8, ESV