Happy is the (wo)man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind.
~Ovid, a 17th century Roman poet
Father help me to be intentional about praising you, like an arrow seeking its target. Regardless of the occasional drop of gale-force wind that threatens my path, may my thanksgivings shoot straight forth and penetrate your heart.
For You have made me a person of respect and worth, a person separated, distinct, set apart.
I am Your creation fashioned to suit your purposes.
Forgive me for the times I disregarded your extraordinary undertaking. The times I allowed the winds (hurtful actions of others) to devalue your doing. Today, I acknowledge what you have done, who you have created me to be, the voice you have given me.
Help me, in the future, to intentionally (forcefully) discern this truth, this muchness beyond my comprehension that you have created in me. Help this revelation drive my activity of mind, will, and character.
You’ve done a great thing for You could do nothing less. Forgive me for discounting your works, and for allowing the opinion of others to intimidate me, to silence me.
Lord, help me? Help me to maintain this mindset, this choice for healthy emotions and abundant living? Strengthen me, equip me to diligently protect my mind, the place from which all things flow so that I will always recognize what I’m saying to myself and to others about myself that might devalue my divine worth.
Help me to abide in Your word, for it is close relationship with You that I will know the Truth, be set free, and enjoy life in its fullest abundance as you intend.
No more will I forget the holy work of Your hands. I will now allow You to love me, direct me, and uphold my worth.
Your newly committed Silence-Breaker
Yes Lord, I will give thanks to You, for I’m fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.
~Psalm 139:14 NASB
(Psalm 139:14, Proverbs 4:23, John 8:31-32 AMP, John 10:10 CEV)