Prayer time has so many faces. There are times we come with petitions for our needs, to lift up a world-problem, or ask for help in a situation affecting the life of family or friends. There are times of thanks, praise, and abandonment of worship. Then there are the times we pray for clear direction, or seek instructions on what our King desires us to accomplish. The sweetest times are when all we want is to spend time with the One you love and that faithfully shows He is the eternal lover of our soul.
I come before You this day;
You alone are worthy of all worship and praise.
I bow at Your feet to hear instructions of the Word.
I am thankful to be counted worthy to serve.
Your Majesty, I know there is much work to do,
But I want to spend extra time with You.
As I at Your feet rest,
Again strength is regained to do my best.
When I come to worship thee;
What a beautiful future I by faith see.
In the quiet I hear my name lifted up.
In this special time of prayer You fill my cup.
Your whispered love speaks in my ear,
To assure our shared time together You hold dear.
As Your redeemed I seek to honor God above;
Together our hearts dance to salvation’s song of love.
Again I am ready to start a new day in service to the King.
Your Majesty, You cause my heart to sing!
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be
filled with all the fulness of God.
The finest place is in the spot God has reserved just for you. Only you fit there. In this place only your love can be perfectly in tune with the lover of your soul. I call it my precious secret place because it is my very own space to fulfill His purpose for me.
Precious Secret Place
The secret place is precious beyond compare;
Completely private and holy but the way there is shared.
Precious, set apart and holy under God’s wings I hide,
In this space of safety I am at peace, full, and alive.
I am filled with confidence and alive to His touch,
With inner peace basking in His everlasting love.
In this place there are answers to every inner quest,
For in Jesus’ name is every prayer request.
He is the answer to every trouble or woe,
For He has provided and proves He is the lover of my soul.
Oh how my heart sings and longs to forever stay at His side,
I am His beloved. I am His bride.
My heart has been touched and fashioned to do His will,
I am consumed with His desire to heaven’s rooms fill.
So out into the world I travel to show again,
Others who search, in need of finding the way to Him.
Never do I stay out and away for long,
For I have found in the precious secret place I belong.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most Highshall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
When troubles come, when dreams fade, when fear begins to taunt, and worry creases your brow; if we listen we will hear the call to worship. When we heed its call the joy of the Lord is our strength! When we worship our Lord in the midst of our problems the world’s woes begin to dim.
The Joyful Call to Worship
When the world presses upon you with its heavy hand,
And you find you are becoming tired and weak… happy is the man,
That hears the joyful call to worship God above,
That fills with His presence, His strength, and His love.
Happy is the one that trusts into His care,
Their hopes, dreams, worries and fears in prayer.
Happy is the one that walks and talks in a way,
That leads and shows another how to on God’s path stay.
Happy are those that allow God to speak to them,
That learns His ways and takes His Word within.
Their hearts will be filled with joy even in trying times,
For they have full assurance they are fully Mine.
Come hear the joyful call to worship …when you do,
His love and peace and joy like a river flows inside of you.
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence ,Lord
New Living Translation
When overcome with the troubles and trials of this world there is a place where we can find the sweet atmosphere we need to face our world with God’s strength within.
When you desire to be carried to the sweet place of peace;
Where the inner hearing’s ability is increased,
When God’s thoughts enter the receptive attentive heart,
And every worldly care departs,
Nothing else matters – no one… not one thing;
For every fiber of your being is brought before the King.
Take a deep breath…let it out slow,
Allow His love to fill you – body, mind and soul.
Even the air smells sweeter in this place,
As you are wrapped in the comfort of His embrace.
Lovely songs of worship wells up from within,
To give praise as you worship Him.
There is value in this place – it overflows with power and might;
As the loving attitude in God delights.
Jesus will be revealed and His name is lifted high.
That you are His cannot be denied.
The sweet inner peace has you so filled,
Your countenance will show the value of before God “being still”
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
Be still, and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge