Lord, lift the heavy veil of shame which has been thrown over me. Let my soul rejoice in the forgiveness extended to me from the cross. Let my heart be cleansed through the washing of Your Word. My God, You are the great Deliverer, the mighty Rescuer of my soul. Gratitude floods into every crevice of my being when I think on all that You have done for me and through me. Lord, empower me with a submitted heart, bowing before You in the sweet intimacy of prayer. Your grasp is my anchor. The pull of Your love is my salvation story. Infuse me with the utmost beauty as reflected upon the cross. Radiate Your grace in my life, Lord, until others are drawn to You. For You are my refuge in the storms of distress. You are my safe place to hide when the enemy prowls around me, looking for a foothold in order to devour all that You have done within me. Strengthen me with resistance to the lies, Lord God. Lift me up against the condemnation that attempts to bury truth which You have imparted. In faith, raise me up to stand as Your servant, Your child, Your beloved. Under the Word of truth in Psalm 71:7-8 and the authority of Christ, I pray.
I have become a marvel to many,
For You are my strong refuge.
My mouth is filled with Your praise
And with Your glory all day long.
Psalm 71:7-8, NASB