Jesus, my Lord and blessed Savior, only You can slake the deep spiritual thirst that makes my heart parched. Only You can fill the reservoir of my soul from the spring of living water. As I stand before the mighty stream of truth in Your Word, fill up my emptiness Lord. Show me the way to go so that every step of devotion brings You glory and honor. There is no detail of my life hidden or obscured from Your eyes. When I am tainted by the enemy of doubt and affliction, Your nearness is my holy defense. My heart is fragile, Lord. I often dwell on what was with mystical nostalgia that casts a dirty filter on what is. Bring me into the now with clarity and focus. Reveal opportunities to grow in faith and blossom in love. Settle my hope in You, Jesus. It is only by abiding in You that I find discouragement and sadness chased back into the shadows of life as it was before You. Let the deluge of heaven’s love wash me clean as my remembrances focus more on You and less on me. By Your tender hand, my downcast soul is lifted up. My trembling heart finds rest in Your embrace. Let all that I am and ever will be praise You, my Savior. Under the Word given in John 7:38 and the authority of Christ, I bow in adoring prayer.
He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, from within him will flow rivers of living water.
John 7:38, WEB
I often dwell on what was with mystical nostalgia that casts a dirty filter on what is–Amen!
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