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Sehnsucht (a German word meaning intense, ardent longing).

Mine is an inconsolable yearning for God’s presence – an ardent longing that pierces into the core of my being. I bow before Him now, pouring my vial of worship over Him. I draw from the well of His presence. He is my heart’s innermost longing - my heart’s deepest desire. When I seek Him with my whole heart... wait patiently for Him... search for Him... pursue Him... He will be found in me.

I desire fresh oil, Lord - pouring from Your secret place. I am refreshed in Your presence. Saturate me, envelope me, cover me. Sustain me with Your love. I am love sick. Enlarge my heart. Fill me with hope. Transform me. I am strengthened in You. I am enriched by You. I delight in You and You in me. Wash over me with Your love.

O gracious One - lover of my soul - how I love You and long to be with You. To be in the place of silent communion - where even thought basks on the breath of the wind - there is a call to intimacy. Let your peace rest gently upon my spirit, Oh, Lord. Would that others know you as I do; yet deeper still. My soul waits upon You, my God.

“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. ‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. ‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. ‘I will be found by you,’ declares the LORD…‘ Jeremiah 29:11-13


Will said...

Having only minimal experience with the heart that crafted this prayer, I can only say that it exemplifies a soul that "pants after God." It's almost overwhelming, and yet, it is one of those "deep calls to deep" things that the Bible talks about. You are inspirational.

Rachel said...

I'm in stunned silence.

Calvin Wulf said...

This is how one enters a reality that knows only Christ. To die to self is to be found in Him.

Richard said...