We gather at your Beautiful Gate covered in the labels of the world. Occupations, mistakes, limitations and damaging opinions make up these worldly labels. We are so hungry, thirsting for your truth and affirmation. As we enter your sacred prayer space, you remove all worldly labels from us. You clothe our nakedness with your holy robe. You address each of us as your royal priesthood and invite us to dine together at your banquet table.
Thank you, loving Yahweh, that when we put our trust in you, you do not fail us. Thank you for your blessings. We are not afraid because you are with us. Thank you that with your help we produce fruit even in famine, pandemics, and rumours of war.
We enter your sacred prayer space to seek peace among the nations. You are here with us. You greet and welcome us into your prayer sanctuary. You invite us to take an inner journey to your home on your holy mountain. You open our eyes, hearts, and minds; we see creation around us. We are already in your house. We are already on your holy mountain.
We enter your sacred prayer space, seeking good, not evil. We try not to fear the fate of those who choose evil over good, but it is so apparent in your word and in human experiences all around us. We have run to religion with the expectation we will find what we are looking for. Sometimes we catch ourselves worshipping religion instead of you, but we find you only when we learn to worship you completely.
We enter your sacred prayer space, singing songs of praise and thanksgiving. Throughout the challenges in our lives, you have not forgotten about us. You have shown justice and mercy to us in every way. We bow down to you in humility and service, for you have done great things for us.
I feel peace and purity with you today, Loving LORD, and thank you for…
Fill us with your peace and reassurance that when we follow you and place our faith in you, we will want for nothing. We trust that you go before us and prepare food and lodging, clothes and protection for our journey each day. Your blessings are new every morning!