In YOUR PRESENCE ... I find...
I'm relaxed....and released...
from all stress as you bless me
I do not have to speak a word
as I come near to YOU
I sense Your sweet approval
for You see my love is true!
I come with confidence inside
that You're aware I care
about my fellow man enough
to lift their needs in prayer
yet, somehow I'm compelled to ask
for something for me too!
More time, More opportunity
to be alone with You!
So when I'm finished praying
for my friends (to intercede)
I stay and lean upon Your breast
and feel YOU meeting my need
for intimate fellowship with YOU
as I can sense YOU FEEDING
my body, spirit, mind and soul
(before I go follow Your leading)

You comfort me when I am sad
You hold me as my heavenly "DAD"
You love me Dear God....
as the BEST FRIEND I've had
and when I rise to go....
even then..... I feel glad
that I'm sure I can come
anytime I desire to
spend quality time
(at Your Throne)
as I'm required to---
to have  peace of mind
and the insight I need
to get through all life's days
with Your Spirit to lead!
You'll go with me
when I must go through
flood or fire
and You'll help me to grow
in the way You desire

Psalm 16:8-11
 I have set the LORD always before me.
    Because he is at my right hand,
    I will not be shaken.
  PS 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad
 and my tongue rejoices;
    my body also will rest secure,
  PS 16:10 because you will not
abandon me to the grave,
    nor will you let your Holy One see decay.
  PS 16:11 You have made known to me
 the path of life; you will fill me with joy
 in your presence, with eternal pleasures
 at your right hand.
  PS 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
    PS 23:2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
  he leads me beside quiet waters,
    PS 23:3 he restores my soul.
  He guides me in paths of righteousness
    for his name's sake.
  PS 23:4 Even though I walk
    through the valley of the shadow of death,
  I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
  your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.
  PS 23:5 You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
  You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
  PS 23:6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
  and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

  ISA 43:1 But now, this is what the LORD says--
    he who created you, O Jacob,
    he who formed you, O Israel:
  "Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
  ISA 43:2 When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
  and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
  When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze.
  ISA 43:3 For I am the LORD, your God,
    the Holy One of Israel, your Savior....