A written prayer of A. W. Tozer taken from the Moody Handbook of Preaching:
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, so that I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a 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.
I’m impressed by the wisdom of this petition. While I’m grateful for our ability to spontaneously approach the throne, there is something special that is lost when we don’t occasionally take the time to prepare words for our creator.
Have a favorite prayer you’d like to share?