My Lord, let me come with resolved determination to know You intimately, for You are my Savior and King. Though a thousand distractions attempt to woo me away from Your presence, grant me the fierce resolve to put them far away from my present attentions. Let the intention of my heart be to make room for my King, to linger in Your presence and drink in Your blessed nearness. So many of my ill perceived important tasks can be neglected without a shred of injury to my spiritual life. I cannot endure the deep wound to my soul resulting from the absence of communion with You, Jesus. Father, make me feel Your response to my desire to know You deeper. Make me aware of Your brilliant majesty that shines upon me until I radiate Christ-like love. Teach me how to increase my determination in seeking You as recklessly as You have pursued me in life. Under the blessed Word of James 4:8 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I humbly offer these prayers from the depth of my heart.
Come near to God and He will come near to you.
Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts,
James 4:8, NIV