I look forward with anticipation








Good morning, my Eloah!

I am reminded as I begin again that this morning, as with each and every morning, Your mercies are new in my life. Thank You. I remind myself that You are good and do good always. I praise You. Yesterday is gone and I choose to release to You the regrets, mistakes and failures I may have experienced.

Thank You for today, thank You for a new opportunity to love You with all of my heart, mind, soul and strength and to love my neighbor as myself. Thank You for a new opportunity to walk with You and to speak together with You. I am listening, Father. I turn my attention to You and quiet myself in order to listen.

As I begin this day with You on my mind and in my heart, I put on Your armor that you’ve provided: the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of the Gospel of peace of Messiah Yeshua, the helmet of salvation, the shield of faith, and the sword of the spirit, which is Your Word.

Beginning here and now, I have praise, thanksgiving and prayer on my tongue — praise and thanksgiving for Who You are and prayer for those persons and circumstances You are asking me to pray for. I am mindful that I do not always know how to pray so I rely on Your Ruach HaKodesh to lead me in prayer.

I welcome the nourishment from Your heavenly bread, Messiah Yeshua, for I know that He alone is the Bread of Life which sustains me through the hours. Teach me from Your Word and teach me how to walk in obedience to the revelation You give me from Your Word.

I ask for Your Ruach’s help to set my thoughts on things above and to speak only what is needful and what will help, encourage and lift up others. Please grant me the self-control which keeps me from speaking any words that are against Your Torah. Please help me to guard the affections of my heart — to be mindful of and on guard against the temptation to rebelliousness, disobedience, or to pursue idols of any kind. Grant that I would work today a work marked with excellence rather than perfectionism, as I seek not to make a name for myself, but to exalt and give glory to Your Name. May all that I think, say and do reflect the absolute Truth of Your Torah.

Help me to interact with each person I encounter as You would — with grace, love and respect. I choose to forgive others their sins against me and to ask for forgiveness myself when needed.

I give You all my anxieties, burdens and cares as I come to Messiah Yeshua; yoking myself to Him and resting in Him. I ask for Your Ruach’s power to be made manifest in and through my life that I may walk in obedience to Your Torah.

I look forward, with anticipation, for all that You will do in my life and in the lives of those I know and love today. I bend my knee and bless Your holy Name, Father Yahweh.

In Messiah Yeshua’s Name I pray. Amen







Image:  Andrew Wyeth