Today’s Prayer

My Father in heaven I look to You for consolation in the dry and barren realm of the soul which I have inadvertently wandered into. When did I cease to gather the sweetness of Your presence and the delight of Your love as my daily manna? Forgive me for becoming distracted by sensual delights and perishable treasures, Lord God. My own slothfulness has tainted any godliness You have given me. It is only fitting that You withdraw as I willingly crossed the borders of the lush garden of abiding in You. Instead, I chose to wander away, to withdraw into the desert of selfish desires. The faint echo of Your holy knock upon the door of my heart grabs my attention through persistence. I thank You, Jesus, that Your love never gives up. Even if I am reluctant to cast aside vain amusements and false satisfaction, You never give up revealing the supreme and everlasting benefits of Your love. My propensity for disloyalty does not deserve such perfection, Lord Jesus. Nor do I deserve such grace as was poured out upon the cross. Truly the delights of Your indwelling Spirit are incompatible with the artificial delights of this world. Let me no longer gorge myself on the treasures that do not last, until I develop a distaste for the spiritual manna of Your nearness. Lead me through the desert, Lord. Take me back to the garden where rivers of living water quench the dryness of my heart. Under the Word of power in Deuteronomy 2:7 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I pray.

For the Lord your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known about your wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing.
Deuteronomy 2:7, AMP

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