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With thanksgiving closer to You

Today more and more with a thankful heart

Closer to You Lord;

Father, draw me with Your loving Spirit

Nearer, closer to Your Son

Messiah, my Holy Shepherd

My “first love” forever;

Oh King of my life

Peace of my inner being from my youth

Your Presence, my refuge,

Creator of all essence of human purpose

A woman’s life and beauty

And a man’s path and strength.

Give encouragement I pray, for all the children in need

The homeless, the orphan and widow who wander alone,

All those who know they are lost in this world;

Savior pluck us all from the fire of justice

Even ones snared by dark spirits of lust

Pornographic appetites and delusions, acts of desperation

And every self-destructive perversion.

Cause me to shine brightly with Heaven’s Light

For my brothers and sisters, the strangers I see on the street as well

Some glimpsed at on the Internet,

And to walk in fearless love with faithful acts

By word of mouth

Even things I’ve written and shared in love

Gentle things, tender and sensitive things.

Lasting treasure, to touch another heart in need with goodness

A mind with thoughts in knots

Those pulled at and toyed with by this world and its evil prince;

Lord of my prayers keep me in step

Led by Your Holy Spirit of power and authority

Sealed by the greatest Name;

Equip all your servants, enable them to see and hear

And to walk in confidence, with constant assurance.

Lord Yeshua, Master of the Universe, Ruler of all creation,

As Your humble disciples, keep us at Your side

Persevering, steadfast in love, enduring

Thankful, faithful to You, to and through the end.