Take Me Back

Take me back, take me back, dear Lord, 
To the place where I first received you. 
Take me back, take me back, dear Lord, where I 
First believed. 

(a prayer of AndraƩ Crouch)

Hiding Place

Adonai, you are my hiding place.
I hide in you right now;
cover me with your hand.
Help me to hide in you throughout this day,
that even when I am out and about among other people,
I remain hidden in you,
in Jesus' name, amen.

When I Forget

My dearest Friend,
when I forget to speak to you,
speak to me
until we speak together.

(a prayer of William Hodges, from The Doubleday Prayer Collection, p. 451; photo by sonictk via everystockphoto.com)


Thank you, Lord, for vacation.

Thank you for generous friends,
for gracious hospitality,
for time set aside,
and reunions with beloved family members.

Thank you for the laughs we will share,
the books I will read,
the renewal I hope to experience.

Thank you for work,
and for a break from it,
in Jesus' name, amen.


Lord, you know my every need.
Before a thought forms in my mind,
before a word is on my tongue, you know it.
So you know.
You know.

(photo by Hobbes Yeo via everystockphoto.com)

Yes, Lord, Yes