Saturday, September 28, 2013
Prayer of Desire
Are you aware of your deepest desires? This prayer exercise may help you . Begin by thanking for all that has been, all that is, and all that will be in your life. That could very well fill your time for prayer today!
Then, try to state your heart's deepest desires before God. Try to visualize your desire. Feel it. Touch it. Taste it. Smell it. Let it become real to you in your imagination by using all your senses to grasp what you are saying is your deepest desire.According to "50 Ways To Pray" (remember I am adapting some of Teresa Blythe's prayer exercises) you should linger there and see how the scene depicting your desire develops or changes. Stay with this step for several minutes.
Now, let go of specific outcomes. Ask that God's desire be fulfilled in your desire, or that God will transform your desire as needed. Then see what happens and how you feel or maybe you will enter into a conversation about your deepest desires.
You might ask God how you might help in fulfilling your desire.
Close by thanking God for this desire and for the opportunity to pray in and through it. Thank God for being with you during this time of prayer. Thank Him for always being with us and listening to our desires.
Then, you might want to write a reflection on how you felt during this prayer. Were you able to state your deepest desire at once? Did it change when you brought it to God?
Psalm 37:4 says, "Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart."