Another Honest Prayer

 “O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more.  I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace.  I am ashamed of my lack of desire.  O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still.  Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, so that I may know Thee indeed.  Begin in mercy a new work of love within me.  Say to my soul, “Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away.”  Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long.”


(from The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer)


1 Response to “Another Honest Prayer”

  1. August 2, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Oh, I love this. I need this one too. I was just talking to Andy the other day about how I sometimes get disturbed during the worship when we sing things like, “you’re all I want,” “you’re my only desire,” “you satisfy all my longings,” and “I love you more than anything.” I WANT these things to be true and I want to love/desire/long for God more than anything else, but I know there are times when that just isn’t the case. All I can do is sing those things with a heart that’s asking God to make them come true. Thanks for the prayer.

    Oh, and you actually set up your blog first, so I guess I stole “stuff” from you! I didn’t even notice. So maybe neither of us is very original, but hey, we’re both cute. 🙂

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