What can I say?
I pray to worship You.
I pray to praise Your holy name forever.
I pray to sing to You.
I pray because I want You.
I pray because I need You near.
I pray because I have no life without You.
I pray because You are my Lord and God.
I pray because You are my Father.
I pray because You are my Savior.
I pray because You are the Spirit inside of me.
And this I know, You have declared Your sweets words to be true (Psalm 119). Your words come from Your very breath (2 Timothy 3:16) and they are sufficient—no, more than sufficient—necessary for life. (Genesis 2:7 cf. John 11:43)
How can I begin to describe the feeling when your sweet words falls upon my ears, eyes, mind and heart?
“The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the LORD is sure,
making wise the simple;
the precepts of the LORD are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the LORD is pure,
enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the LORD is clean,
the rules of the LORD are true,
and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.”
If Your promises hold true—if You say You will make all things right despite our folly and sin (Genesis 3:15); if You say You will bear our iniquities and our trespasses (Isaiah 53) and You will draw near to us just when we think You are so far away (Psalm 22), then my life and my love is all in Your Word. I have nowhere else to go and no one else to turn to.
Who can I trust?
Where I can seek refuge in?
Whom have I in heaven but You?
Is there anyone on earth I desire besides You? (Psalm 73:25)
This much is true: for you are my God. You loved me and you are always mindful of me even before you created time and space.
You have shown the awesome worth of your love by sending and giving Your precious Son to me.
You have shown the infinite might of your power by giving your Spirit to me.
So what then can I say?
So what then can I do?
All I can do is simply thank you.
So from the bottom of my heart,
I thank you for giving me strength.
Thank you my Father God.
Thank you my Christ Jesus.
Thank you my Holy Spirit.
You judged me faithful.
You appointed to Your service.
Despite my dishonoring and blaspheming,
Your holy name,
despite my persecution and hatred,
of those who love you,
despite my perverted and violent opposition,
I only received mercy
because I was lost
I was lame
I was deaf
I was blind
I was stupid
I was ignorant
I was evil
I was dead
and I was not looking and could not look for you whatsoever.
But Your beautiful, sweet and tender
love, mercy and grace
overflowed for me
with your unbroken faithfulness
and your relentless love
that can only be by You,
my Christ Jesus my Lord my Savior.
out of my heart
and with all of my hope and dreams
and desires and wishes
that these words would be sweet to your ears.
that you came in this world
to rescue your people
to pull them out of despair
to give your people life
to save them from their sins
to bring them to you
at war with you
All of us
And I lead this group.
I am the foremost
I am their chief
I am their victor
I am their champion of those who would face Your terrifying wrath!
in this reason
that Your grace abounds all the more
that Your mercy renews every morning
that Your love never ceases
my Lord and Savior
Your perfection, beauty, tenderness, quickness,
Your love, mercy, grace, patience
for all of those who You call Yours
and those would believe upon Your holy name for life forever.
This is why I will sing
to the God of the everlasting to the everlasting
the Holy Spirit
the Only One
the Immanuel, God with Us
the Living Word
the Son of God
the Fellow Heir
the Second Adam
the Kinsman Redeemer
the High Priest
the Son of Man
the Wonderful Counselor
the Lion of Judah
the Worthy Lamb who was slain
the King of all kings
the Lord of all lords
the Prince of Peace
the Commander of the Lord’s Army
the Ruler above all
the Name above all Names
my All in all
my Mighty God
my Everlasting Father, my Dad, my Abba, my heart
my Jesus Christ, King, Lord, Savior and Messiah
my Holy Spirit, my comfort, my peace, my gift, my breath.
So I will be so very careful to
I pray this desperately and joyfully,
in the beautiful,
dearest name of
His name is
the Lord Jesus Christ.