My Lord and my God, usher me into the sweetness of Your presence for Your servant is often caught upon the tide of melancholic reflection. Lord, make a remarkable impression upon my soul with the imprint of Your Holy Spirit so that all who come in contact with me see only You. Where there is roughness in my speech, smooth my words with gentleness. Where there is impatience in my actions, curb my selfish inclinations with the calming influence of humility. Where there is fear, Lord Jesus, cast it out with perfect love. Let me not insist on my rights nor pursue the fulfillment of personal need. Rather, turn my eyes toward Your Kingdom purpose. Let me seek that which is worth more than anything I could imagine. There is implicit confidence birthed through faith in Christ. Let me partake of its warmth and bask in its light. I know that You are aware of all that I ache for, Lord God. I know that Your accomplished will is far better than anything I secretly desire for my own gain. So, call me to rise to the sweet constraining voice of love that flows from heaven’s chorus. Beneath the melody of truth, my faithful steps will move forward into the sweetness of Your presence. Under the Word given in Matthew 6:33 and the authority of Christ, I bow in prayer.
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33, NIV