Monday, March 28, 2011

A prayer to know God fully & rightly

Dear Lord,
You have revealed Yourself to us in so many ways because You long for us to know You and to have a meaningful relationship with You. Sadly, though, we so often seek to create an image of You in our minds that contradicts who You really are, an image that we hope will bring us pleasure and comfort (but usually it only does so temporarily). Rather, may we desire most of all to be, do, & have that which is pleasing in Your eyes and that glorifies You to the world--even if those things are not what we would desire most at the time. We pray that while we can know You in such ways as through nature, in prayer, and in other people, we would always turn to Your revealed word, the Bible, to make sure that what we read, hear, and feel lines up with the truth. And may our knowledge of you not just be intellectual, but as that knowledge grows day by day, let it help us to deepen our relationship with you. In Jesus's name. Amen.

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