O Lord, God of all Wonders,
Who dwells in the vastness of the heavens
beyond the realms of manâ€™s imagination and understanding
where flesh cannot reach or climb,
Yet you make your abode in the hearts of faithful men,
transforming them into temples of your holy presence.
By your great sacrifice you have given us abundance of life,
Coming to earth to establish your covenant for salvation,
And through your death and resurrection,
you have bestowed upon us the riches and power of your invisible kingdom.
O Lord, God of all Wisdom,
By your Word you have challenged our hearts and moved us humbly to faith
that we might forsake ourselves and be joined to you.
You have called us to participate in the priesthood of your Beloved,
setting the boundaries of the framework of your truth,
and ordering our perspective from your throne of grace,
that we might learn to carry our cross and abide at your altar
in the secret place of your presence.
You have equipped us with the pattern and tools that sanctify our faith
and build our confidence in your ability and faithfulness;
And you have established our steps in rhythm with your Spirit,
that we might safely abide in your house, in the shelter of your wings,
and find peace and rest for our souls.
O Lord, God of all Hope,
You have called us by name and awakened our souls from the dust of death.
You have removed our grave clothes and our bindings,
those choking thorns and briars of Satanâ€™s vine that bound us to his kingdom.
You have hidden us in the shadow of the Almighty,
set your seal upon us, and given us your name by the Spirit of adoption.
You have set our feet in a spacious place, restored sight to our eyes,
healed our broken hearts, cleansed us from all offenses,
and clothed us with your own robes of righteousness.
You daily provide us with fresh bread and living water, teaching us obedience of faith
through the simplicity of your wisdom, knowledge, and understanding,
that we might come to the full measure of the fullness of your Son.
You have given us the oil of gladness, restoring joy to our hearts,
and shined your light within our souls, restoring the brightness of our hope.
O Lord, God of all Grace,
You carried us upon the wings of your Spirit, up to your holy mountain
where you wrote your commandments on our hearts and minds.
You have comforted us with your grace and truth,
gently transplanting us from the kingdom of darkness,
and by circumcision of your Spirit, have rooted us in Christ
and tethered us to the mercy seat of your throne in the kingdom of Light.
You have bestowed upon us every blessing of your covenant-
all the riches of Christ and the eternal treasures of your Kingdom
You have washed away our sandcastles of iniquity that held no substance for faith,
laid your foundation of truth in our hearts, shown us the value of the things of Christ,
and taught us to build an Eternal kingdom with the tools and everlasting substance of your Son
O Lord, God of all Mercy and Power,
By the breath of your mouth you have subdued our vain imagination and aspirations,
toppled kingdoms, and torn down the strongholds that once held us captive,
enslaved by the prince of darkness.
You shield us from the poisonous arrows of the wicked through the testing of our faith
and strengthen us with edification in the assembly of those who also bear the mind of Christ.
You command your angels concerning us to tutor us with grace and truth
and keep us tethered to your kingdom, where no evil can befall us,
where we dine daily on living manna, giving and receiving charity,
as you keep us preserved in Christ by your mercy and power.
You have given us all things that produce life and godliness within us
so that we lack nothing.
And you have fixed our hope on our eternal inheritance in the kingdom of Heaven.
O Lord, God of all Glory,
We give you thanks and praise through the name of your Son,
for you have called us to an everlasting hope, an everlasting kingdom
with everlasting promises.
By your divine design, your pattern, purpose, and plan,
you are conforming us to your blessed Son,
restoring the brightness of your Shekinah in us;
As we tarry with faith and patience, as stewards of your grace,
With all diligence and consistency in prayer, preaching, and prophecy,
we worship you in spirit and in truth, bringing our sheaves of acceptable fruit into your house
until you come and receive us unto yourself,
and crown us with your glory; everlasting kings,
who will live and rule and reign with you through all of eternity.
O Lord, God of all Power and Mercy,
You have become our city of refuge, our mighty fortress, our shield and buckler.
Girding us with your impenetrable armour,
teaching our hands to be mighty in battle,
You have given us of your power to overcome all adversity, to resist the devil,
to discern all things and remain tethered to your goodness by choosing faith-
by abandoning the things of the flesh and utilizing only the things of the Spirit.
And, you have taught us the pattern of increase, your design for our souls,
that we might propagate your kingdom.
In the fellowship of Christ,
Dianne Swarthout, BA
Apostle, Asst. Prof.,
Second 8th Week University