Admiration (prayer)

ps(Please join me in the prayer of praise and love for God.)

Lord,

We live in secret admiration of You,

If the world could know all our thoughts of You,

They would call us obsessed—

We are miserable for want of You,

We hunger and thirst after You,

We pant after You like a deer pants after

Streams of water on a scorching day,

As we take compassion on thirsty animals,

Give us a drink of You,

No, don’t! For if You draw close,

We will only want to know You more.

We will want to live with You fully in the spirit,

But our time has not yet come.

Our time to live in the body is now,

In the world with only glimpses of Your glory,

Let it be enough for us.

Let it suffice for now,

We see in part and know in part,

But the time will come when we will see You fully.

If all the world’s riches were piled high

In a tall European castle

With all the most valuable art—

Including portraits and statues—

None of it would compare to You.

We would trade it all for a moment with You,

That’s why we offer our lives to You,

To let You live in us

And love through us,

The world needs us—

You in us—

Until You call us home to heaven

When we will know You as Almighty Father, Omnipotent Counselor, and Loving Savior

Without this cloud of mystery between us.

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

© 2015 Kim Bond

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