Bend your ear and hear my cry, answer me Lord for my soul thirsts for you all day long. My flesh longs for You in a dry and weary land where there is no water (Psalm 63:1). Forgive me for I have chased after people, things, position and mammon, falling far away from Your spirit. Purge me with the hyssop Father, and I shall be clean. Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me hear joy and gladness that the bones You have broken may rejoice. Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities (Psalm 51:7-9). Gently restore me, Lord, back to Your heart, mind, body, spirit and soul for my flesh is weak, but my spirit is willing (Matthew 26:41).
Refresh me, Yeshua, prepare my heart for service; ready me to be obedient to Your call. For I am weak, hearing and feeling all the other voices vying for my attention; my heart aches for I am drawn to sin like a child who knows no better. I know it is written, “Christ made us alive, even though I was dead in my transgressions and sins, in which I once walked according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.” (Ephesians 2:1-2)
You are the reason I move and breathe. You know everything about me, for there is nothing hidden in me because I am fearfully and wonderfully made by You (Psalm 139). I desire to be all You have called and created me to be. Lead me back to the Rock that is higher than I. I am pouring myself out to You, fill me with Your Holy Spirit. You are the Rock, fortress, and Redeemer (Job 25). Deliver me from a rebellious, wandering and unfaithful spirit. Bind and weave me, Lord, back to You.
Carry me in Your arms back to Your flock, for You are the Great Shepherd (John 14). Please forgive me and redeem me from the clutch of the enemy. Put Your clean, righteous, and Holy white robe on me, removing all filth, guilt, shame, and condemnation I feel from my sins. You are my reward and prize. There is no other for me. In the name of Jesus of Nazareth I pray, amen
A prayer written by Cathie Lichtenberger