We Are Desperate for You

A prayer, beseeching our Heavenly Father.


Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.Psalm 4:1 (NASB)

Lord, we’re desperate for you. We’re bunched up in confusion, moving by impulse and fear, flitting here and there like a frenzied flock caught in the wilderness of the far country.

We are here! We are here! And we know you hear. You’ve heard us before; you’ve swept in and saved us from our hopeless paralysis.

Do it again, O, Holy One; how long must we wait?

And we hear you say, “Yes, how long? How long must I wait while you wear my grace and peace like a cheap cloak from a secondhand store?”

Oh God, I hear your heart. You set me apart; yet, I joined the crowd – like birds of a feather.

From now on, Abba, when the swirl and twirl shoves at me, instead of taking to panicked wings; I’ll let you quiet my soul.

I am ready now; I am willing now to be swept under the safety of your wings, as a hen gathers her chicks.” Matthew 23:37 (NKJV)

Question: Does this prayer sound like one you’ve prayed recently? What about sometime in the past?

By Jon Walker
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