Stormie Omartian’s book, The Prayer That Changes Everything, has ministered to my heart a great deal. I want to share the prayer found on pages 128 and 129 in it’s entirety. It is my prayer that it reaches into the deep places of your heart as it does mine.
O Lord, I worship You and praise You as Immanuel, my God who is with me. I long for more of You. I seek after You and thirst for You like water in a dry land. I want to stand under the gentle waterfall of Your Spirit and feel the soothing mist of Your love showering over me. I want to be immersed in the center of the flow of Your Spirit. I want to be close enough to You to feel Your heartbeat. You are the only answer to the emptiness I feel when I am not with You. The fullness of Your being is what I crave. The intimacy of embrace is what I long for. I know there is nothing or no one in the world that can do for me what You do. I want to feel Your presence in my life in a new and powerful way. You are far and above anything on earth I might long for. You are all I desire.
Just being with You changes everything in me. Longing for you makes me long to be free of anything that would draw my attention away. Lord, I draw close to You this day. Thank You that You promise to draw close to me. With You I am never alone. I love Your holiness, Lord. I love Your beauty. With joy I draw water from the wells of Your salvation (Isaiah 12:3).
Thank You that You have chosen to be with Your people. I am grateful that I don’t have to strive to be with You, I only have to long to be with You. Help me to make You the first place I run to when I have longings in my heart. I don’t want to waste time turning to other things that will never satisfy the need I have for intimacy with You. My soul waits for You, Lord (Psalm 33:20).
Help me to make You the first place I run to when I have longings in my heart. I don’t want to waste time turning to other things that will never satisfy the need I have for intimacy with You. My soul waits for You, LordThis is the cry of my heart also. I find that all to often and for so long now I have tried to quite the longings of my heart with food. I praise God that has been slowly changing. Each day a new start and a fresh beginging.
Heidi… You might consider putting all of your writings in a devotional book. They are magnificient. Check out Sarah Young on Amazon sometime. She has two awesome books and is working on a third. Very slowly as she also has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Hi, Lindsay. Thanks. THis particular entry in the blog was actually taken from Stormie Omartian’s book, so I can’t take credit for it at all. Thank you for your kind words.
Heidi–I just found your blog and have enjoyed reading about your journey…then it hit me. A few years ago, I somehow “met” you online and you mailed me the Thin Within book that I have now! Small world!I look forward to reading more and watching more videos…