What do you long for? What are the topics of your prayer? Is your prayer rather self-occupied or is the focus of it a desire to know, understand, and apply the truth of God’s word personally?
This morning during my time of “coffee with the Lord” I read these challenging “prayer phrases” from Psalm 119:33-40 and decided to make them my own…
“Teach me O Lord!
“Give me understanding!
“Lead me in the path of your commandments!
“Incline my heart to your testimonies!
“Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things!
“Confirm to your servant your promise!
“I long for your precepts! In your righteousness give me life!”
All of that captures a key verse I have made my prayer almost every time I have my time of devotions… my time of “coffee with the Lord”… “Open my eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of Your law!”
In my opinion Apostle Paul clearly understood the importance of this… He prayed that “the eyes of our heart may be enlightened, to know what is the hope to which He has called us, what are the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power toward us who believe!” (Ephesians 1:16-19) And he prayed personally, “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His suffering!” (From Philippians 3:10)
Let me tell you, I want those things to be my prayer passions and dominating topics! How about you?