My Father, continue making me in the recesses of prayer. Let me seek to live more to Your glory and less to myself. Turn me into an example of devotion despite my weaknesses, Lord. I rejoice to enter the presence of deep communion with You in prayer. There are sharp edges to my soul which need Your refining hand, God. Smooth me to be humble and zealous. Carve patience into my reckless heart. Align the desires of my soul to be pleasing to Your will. In prayer, rejuvenate me by Your Holy Breath. Grant me clarity by providing a Word to anchor my soul for each day. Comfort me, Lord, so that misery does not take root causing weeds of rebellion to grow in my heart. I want to be a person who seeks refinement more than I desire relief. Light the dying embers of my weary faith, Jesus, by igniting my heart in prayer until it is conspicuous in my life. Jesus, I long to wrestle, dance, rest and learn with You in prayer. I delight to grow, be nourished, and find satisfaction in the sweetly intimate communion that You offer me. Remove the hindrances to my awareness of Your presence. Open my ears to recognize truth as You shield me from deceit and distraction. Under the Word You have given in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I pray.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, ESV