Arise and Shine!
“Arise and shine for your light has come and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” – Isaiah 60:1
Arise and shine for your light has come
Thank You Lord for all the amazing things You’ve done
This year has had its highs, lows and in between
Through it all I’ve tried to keep the faith and believe for the unseen
Some days were dark and I couldn’t see the light.
My heart would be heavy and my mind would race through the night
I admit at times I would feel so lost
I knew in following You that there would be a cost
Through the tears sometimes I couldn’t see my way
I would often have to push myself to read Your word and pray
I knew deep in my heart that You were always with me
Although Your hand in my life I couldn’t see
I kept telling myself, “There is nothing too hard for You.”
Thank You Lord! You enabled me to keep the faith. You carried me through
Your word in my heart I would often hide
You promised in Your word that You would increase my greatness and comfort me on every side
I thank You Lord for refreshing my soul!
By Your Spirit and love You have made me whole
You flooded my heart with rivers of living water and embraced me with Your glorious touch
Your presence in my darkness I longed for so much
Now my faith is uplifted and now I can see!
Your all-penetrating light has revived me!
You alone are called Faithful and True
For each and every time Your word performed what You sent it to do
Now I can arise for my light has come
I can behold the presence of Your One and only Son!
The glory of the Lord is upon me
Empowering me to be all You created me to be!
I resign myself to You as I embark on another blessed year
You are my light and my salvation, I have nothing to fear
From the depths of my heart I cry out and say
Lord You have thine own way
I will keep my eyes on You, my only Source of light
I thank You that Your word is a lamp unto my feet and it arms me to fight the good fight
Lord all that I am I give to You
All things for Your glory is what my heart longs to do
Arise and shine for Your glory!
With Your great grace upon me, Your plan will go forth in my life and I will fulfill Your story
Lord I ask You to bless me and family in this new year
Cover us with Your precious blood and protect all we hold dear
Bless my children and all that they put their hands to do for You
I have no greater joy than to know that they walk in truth
May delighting ourselves in You be our heart’s desire
Consume us with Your all-consuming fire
Lord bless my husband, my king, beyond measure
May his cup runneth over and our marriage be filled with much pleasure
A three cord strand is not easily broken
Your word over our union we have spoken
Lord prosper and bless me and my family in You
Perform Your word in us, saturate us with Your Holy presence through and through
Lord bless us, keep us, be gracious to us and give us peace
May Your favor be upon us, Your kingdom first and Your righteousness we will seek
May we give ear to Your words and not let them out of our sight
For Your words are life and health to our bodies and our faith Your words ignite
In heaven Your word is forever settled
Protect us this year from all schemes and fiery darts of the devil
No weapon formed against us shall rise
Under Your wings we shall take refuge and You cover us on every side
Fill us overflowing with Your Holy Spirit so afresh
May we walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lust of the flesh
May we give ourselves continually in prayer and be full of faith and power
For no man knows the day or the hour
Lord give us boldness to speak Your Word
We must witness to others, Your gospel message must be heard
Lord open the door of faith for us to the lost
Draw them by Your Spirit and may they receive the finished work that was done on the cross
Father we enter into another year with not just another cliché
I ask for perseverance and endurance to run this race
For those who endure to the end will be saved
My prayer is that I will follow closely the path You have paved
Gracious, faithful, wonder-working God of Light
You are clothed with majesty, power and great might
Your works are everlasting and You are eternally the same
We are blessed going out and blessed going in, in Jesus name.
Arise shine for your light has come and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
Brightest Blessings Ahead!!