Father of light and of love, tingle my senses with the full awareness of Your presence. In You there is majesty that is awesome to behold. In You there is peace that comforts the most afflicted soul. Lifting up my heart in holy gratitude for all that You have done and are doing, I humbly praise You. For even beneath the clouds of despair my soul dances with joy in Christ. Even beneath the oppression of circumstantial difficulty, my heart rejoices in the freedom granted me by Your work on the cross. Even beneath the confusion of the unknown, my spirit is anchored to the understanding and wisdom I glean from Your Holy Word. How You have blessed me, my Savior. Let my entire being delight in the fountain of living water that quenches the thirst plaguing my heart. You are my everything, Lord God. Under the Word of Psalm 138:1-3 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I set these prayers at Your feet.
I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart…
I bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love
and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things
your name and your word.
On the day I called, you answered me;
my strength of soul you increased.
Psalm 138:1-3, ESV