Lord of all the universe, hear the hallelujah floating on the joy of the melody of my prayers. Hear the desperation of my heart to draw near to You in the intimacy of our secret place. Pull me out of the miry clay that seeps into my being with worldly philosophy and subtle deceit. Ground me in truth so that I can accurately speak love into the lives of others. Make me fully Yours, Jesus, as You empower me to reach the fullest potential of living out the gospel. Thread the fibers of my heart together with Your Holy Spirit in such a way that I am daily empowered by Your wisdom and guidance. In the darkest of places, Lord, I will look to You for the light. In the coldest of seasons, I will seek the warmth of Your presence. With heartfelt gratitude for all that You are to me, Lord, I humbly pray beneath the blessed canopy of Isaiah 60:1 and the authority of Christ.
Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
Isaiah 60:1, ESV