prayer of want

"O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more.  I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace.  I am ashamed of my lack of desire.  O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still.  Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, that so I may know Thee indeed.  Begin in mercy and new work of love within me.  Say to my soul, "Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away."  Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen."

– A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God, 20. (June, 1948)

One Comment

  1. thanks for posting this Ken… its sums up what I’ve been feeling and unable to put into words. how I long to just let my roots grow down and soak up more of God. I’ve been reading Tozer’s book “The Knowledge of the Holy” this semester. also a very good book!

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