Anoint me with the oil of gladness
In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Let the words of my mouth and the deeds of my hands
Be to Your glory forever and ever.
My instrument is ready for your praise;
A new song I will sing—
A song of remembrance and thanksgiving.
Even (especially!) in my distress, I shall praise You.
With joy and gladness, I take on today’s challenges.
In victory, I approach the battle.
Spirit and truth are my weapons,
And I lean not on my own understanding.
Make me quick to repent before You.
Clean hands You seek; therefore, for clean hands, I plead.
Through the blood of Christ, the perfect lamb, slain,
Renew my heart and mind.
Make me a light onto the nations;
A lighthouse leading them to You,
The Safe Harbor, our Refuge,
Our Help in times of trouble.
When waters roam and foam
And the winds of life threaten
To take us under,
It is You who comes to our rescue.
For the wind and the rain must bow to Your majesty.
No mountain is too high, nor valley too low.
You reach us where we are
And protect us to Your Glory.
Now, come to our aid, Lord,
For Your Name’s sake.
Let Your Spirit fill our land;
Protect us from the enemy.
Give hope to the brokenhearted,
Bring liberty to those in chains,
Heal the sick,
Save the lost.
May the springs of Your Word
Burst out in unexpected places
That the thirsty may drink up
And thirst no more.
Let renewal be the headline that describes us
In every newspaper in every city
In every state.
May the wonder of Your grace abound.
In Jesus’ Holy Name we pray,