Glory Canopy Prayer (Isaiah 4)
Holy Spirit, you live in me; you never fail or forsake God’s people. We are the covenant people of Yahweh’s eternal freedom. Father, your promises are unending, your heavenly blessings are being poured into our hearts, the glory of your name is refreshing our hope, and we lift up the banner of Jesus, delighting to praise your name all our days.
Father, we are filled with wonder at your majesty. Right here, right now, we surrender to your sovereign will. We are surrounded by the mysterious power of your never-failing grace. Holy Spirit, we can never express to you in words the depth of our thankfulness to have you living with us, revealing our Father’s will, providing righteous counsel for every decision, aligning our desires with Jesus’ ways, and coming alive to persevere in warfare.
Glory Anointing > At that time the Lord’s branch will be very beautiful and great. The people still living in Israel will be proud of what the land grows. Those who are still living in Jerusalem will be called holy; their names are recorded among the living in Jerusalem. The Lord will wash away the filth from the women of Jerusalem. He will wash the bloodstains out of Jerusalem and clean the city with the spirit of fairness and the spirit of fire. Then the Lord will cover Mount Zion and the people who meet there with a cloud of smoke during the day and with a bright, flaming fire at night. There will be a covering over every person. This covering will protect the people from the heat of the sun and will provide a safe place to hide from the storm and rain. (Isaiah 4:2-6 NCV)
Father, though my sins are like scarlet, they shall be whiter than snow, because I am washed in the blood of the Lamb. Though my desires are selfish, and my heart is prone to wander, I will walk in freedom, because I am washed in the blood of the Lamb. The blazing splendor of your divine glory covers me through every storm; I am not afraid.
Father, we need you: every hour we need you, every heartbeat in our chests, every breath of our lungs, and every fleeting thought passing through our minds. We need your intervention, and we look to you to guide us. For so long, oh Lord, we lived on our own, independently navigating our days alone, but no more. You are a protective covering shading us from being burned, you are a river of life flowing, feeding our souls, and you are a blazing fire at night, guarding us in safety and security against the dragon’s attacks.
Immovable Heart > Show me loving-kindness, O God, show me loving-kindness. For my soul goes to You to be safe. And I will be safe in the shadow of Your wings until the trouble has passed. I will cry to God Most High, to God Who finishes all things for me. He will send from heaven and save me. He will put to shame him who is breaking me under his feet. God will send His loving-kindness and His truth. My soul is among lions. I must lie among the sons of men who breathe fire, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and whose tongues are a sharp sword. Be lifted up above the heavens, O God. Let Your shining-greatness be above all the earth. They have set a net for my steps. My soul is brought down. They dug a deep hole in front of me. But they themselves have fallen into it. My heart will not be moved, O God. My heart cannot be moved. I will sing, yes, I will sing praises! Awake, my shining-greatness. Awake, harps. I will awake early in the morning. O Lord, I will give thanks to You among the people. I will sing praises to You among the nations. For Your loving-kindness is great to the heavens, and Your truth to the clouds. Be lifted up above the heavens, O God. Let Your shining-greatness be above all the earth. (Psalm 57 NLV)
Everlasting Father, your fire is rising in my soul, your all-consuming flame is an altar of praise to your name within my heart. Lord Jesus, you are the same yesterday, today, and forever. One thousand years is a single day to you; one day a millennium’s span. My Faith Cornerstone, you are the Great I AM, and I give you thanks for my life, my breath, my existence. I praise you for strength & faith, for provision & protection, and for your love.
Great Shepherd & Worthy Overseer of my Soul, my heart cannot be moved, and my feet will no longer tread along evil pathways, because your love covers me and your blood poured out on Calvary’s Altar has saved me. I praise you, Faithful & True God, and I repent of every moment I have silenced your Holy Spirit’s voice speaking to me, quenched the Spirit of Grace & Prayer revealing your will to me. Today, I begin anew.
Glory Within > On the day Pentecost was being fulfilled, all the disciples were gathered in one place. Suddenly they heard the sound of a violent blast of wind rushing into the house from out of the heavenly realm. The roar of the wind was so overpowering it was all anyone could bear! Then all at once a pillar of fire appeared before their eyes.[d] It separated into tongues of fire that engulfed each one of them. They were all filled and equipped with the Holy Spirit and were inspired to speak in tongues—empowered by the Spirit to speak in languages they had never learned! Now, at that time there were Jewish worshipers who had emigrated from many different lands to live in Jerusalem. When the people of the city heard the roaring sound, crowds came running to where it was coming from, stunned over what was happening, because each one could hear the disciples speaking in his or her own language. Bewildered, they said to one another, “Aren’t these all Galileans? So how is it that we hear them speaking in our own languages? We are Iranians, Elamites, Mesopotamians, Judeans, Turks, Asians, Egyptians, Libyans, Romans, Jews, Gentiles, Cretans, and Arabs. Yet we hear them speaking of God’s mighty wonders in our own dialects!” They all stood there, dumbfounded and astonished, saying to one another, “What is this phenomenon?” But others poked fun at them and said, “They’re just drunk on new wine.” (Acts 2:1-13 TPT)
Father, thank you for giving us everything your Church will ever need to fulfill your will and accomplish your mission to redeem every tribe and nation into your eternal family. Holy Spirit, you are the One we need, you are the One we seek, you are the One in whom we must depend. You are the Pearl of Great Price, you are the Lost Treasure in the Field, and you are the Trustworthy Captain of our faith journey. You reveal to us God’s ways, you teach us Jesus’ paths, you instruct us in our King’s wisdom, you answer all of our prayers, you nurture our praise, you cultivate our trust, you fill us with life everlasting, and you speak clearly whether we avoid your voice or listen intently, desiring to hear.
Father, we remember today that the nations do not have what we have… yet. Thank you for your compassion, your love that’s never failing. Let your mercy fall afresh on all nations in this hour of need. Every tribe needs forgiveness, the gentle kindness of our Redeemer, for Jesus is the only hope for every generation of humanity. Jesus Messiah moves mountains and calms storms, Jesus Messiah heals the sick and raises the dead, Jesus Messiah awakens hearts and restores ruins, Jesus Messiah liberates slaves and rescues souls, Jesus Messiah nurtures unity and cultivates trust, and Jesus Messiah teaches truth and channels the kingdom of heaven above, here to the earth below.
Salvation Shepherd > After this I looked, and there was an enormous crowd—no one could count all the people! They were from every race, tribe, nation, and language, and they stood in front of the throne and of the Lamb, dressed in white robes and holding palm branches in their hands. They called out in a loud voice: “Salvation comes from our God, who sits on the throne, and from the Lamb!” All the angels stood around the throne, the elders, and the four living creatures. Then they threw themselves face downward in front of the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Praise, glory, wisdom, thanksgiving, honor, power, and might belong to our God forever and ever! Amen!” One of the elders asked me, “Who are these people dressed in white robes, and where do they come from?” “I don’t know, sir. You do,” I answered. He said to me, “These are the people who have come safely through the terrible persecution. They have washed their robes and made them white with the blood of the Lamb. That is why they stand before God’s throne and serve him day and night in his temple. He who sits on the throne will protect them with his presence. Never again will they hunger or thirst; neither sun nor any scorching heat will burn them, because the Lamb, who is in the center of the throne, will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (Revelation 7:9-17 GNT)
Ancient of Days, you are mighty to save. Forever, Jesus is the Author of Salvation, the Lion and the Lamb, for he rose and conquered the grave, ascended to the third heaven, and sent the Holy Spirit as our Second Immanuel, the Spirit of Jesus dwelling within us. We are never alone now, and there is no condemnation for anyone hidden in Christ, because your blood is a Fountain of Living Waters daily at work to cleanse us, flooding us with the power, the glory, the beauty, and the mystery of the Friend of Sinners, Bread of Life, Dwelling Place, Mighty Fortress, Glorious Sword, Great High Priest, Israel’s Keeper, Great Physician Who Heals Us, Skilled Master Builder, Source of Salvation, Wonderful Counselor, and Zion’s Righteous King. We love you, praise you, and rest safe & sound under your glory canopy in Jesus’ name we pray, believe, and trust, Amen. Maranatha!
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