Today’s Prayer

To know You God is to love You. I want to know You more. Bring me into a depth of intimate knowledge that will fuel a love beyond human passion into the realm of the divine where it cannot be corrupted. Empower me through surrendered obedience to walk the treacherous path that leads me to a deeper love as revealed in the suffering of Your Son. Keep me, my Lord, from violating the claim You have upon my heart as I am tempted by lesser things or become deceived in my pursuit of knowledge. Restore perfect love to my heart through repentance. Lord, as I cry out to You who alone sees the naked vulnerability of my soul, let me take comfort in knowing that Your response will include revelation of who You are, and a reminder that I belong to You. Let there be intimate communion in prayer as I fall before Your majesty on knees of submissive adoration that surpasses the intense desire of romantic love and moves my soul into the realm of agape. I long to remain in that space, Lord, even though I understand the impossibility of such a request while I remain in this fallen world. Thank You that Your love pursues, restores, and delights those who belong to You. Hold me together with the glimpses until my time to enter its eternal bliss comes upon me. Under the glory of Your Word in Isaiah 12:4 and the authority of Christ, I pray.

In that day you will say:
“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His Name;
make known among the nations what He has done,
and proclaim that His Name is exalted.”
Isaiah 12:4, NIV

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