Lord, I long to know You more intimately.

Please draw me into where You can be found.

Please direct my heart into Your love and Christ’s perseverance.

My mind is scattered, and these trials have caused me to feel tattered and torn.

Oh Lord, I pray that out of Your glorious riches You would strengthen me with power through Your Spirit in my inner being, so that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith.

And I pray that being rooted and established in love, I may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that I may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

You know where all the hurt is buried.

Please break up the hardened surface of my heart and release me.

Penetrate the festering wounds that keep me from being vulnerable and willing.

Lord, let this be a time of refreshing.

Though I feel so ragged and messy, please keep away all that would hinder me from drawing near to You.

The craziness I find myself in is trying to steal my peace.

Protect me, Lord.

I want to come out of this season knowing You more.

Loving You more.

I pray that not a tear would be wasted.

Those who have long been withheld I release into Your care.

I trust You to use every moment during this time of despair.

Hold my heart, Lord.

Please reveal Yourself to me.

I need to fellowship with You in my suffering.

You know how I feel.

My soul yearns, even faints for You, Lord.

“My heart and flesh cry out for the Living God” (Psalm 84:2).

You are the abundance that I lack.

Oh Lord, I long to know You more.