Anchored to Your Word

Heavenly Father, I praise You even when others frustrate me. I praise You for creating me and for creating me with a purpose to fulfill. I praise You for giving me the freedom of choice to whom I serve and to what I do so that I can appreciate Your mercy, grace, and salvation that came through Christ for me.  

Holy Spirit Your word says: God, wanting to show more abundantly the immutability of His counsel to the heirs of promise, confirmed by an oath. So that by two immutable things, in which God couldn't lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this hope as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, which enters the Inner Place behind the veil. This is where Jesus has entered for us as a forerunner since He has become the everlasting High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. [Hebrews 6:17-20] Your word also says: Let us firmly hold the profession of our faith without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to spur one another to love and to good works. Let us not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but let us exhort one another, especially as you see the Day approaching. [Hebrews 10:23-25] 

Holy Spirit let me anchor my faith in the promises and truth of the word. Let me anchor my heart in the love, mercy, grace, and salvation of Christ. Let me anchor my journey by the commandments, principles, and direction of both the word and Your leading. Help me to be sure-footed as I run this race and seek to reach the end goal of heaven and eternity with You. Let nothing come between me and You.  

Let me continually offer the sacrifice of praise to You, oh God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to Your name. Help me to not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices You are well pleased. I will do my best to obey those who rule over me and be submissive for they watch out for my soul, and they will give account for how they lead. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for me. For I am confident that I have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably. But I especially am urged to do this. Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make me complete in every good work to do His will, working in me what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen (Hebrews 13:14-21)