Great and Mighty is Your name, Lord! You are worthy of all my love, respect, honor and praise. You are my Strong-tower, my Deliverer, my Refuge and my Strength. In You, I put my confidence and trust.
Heavenly Father, I love You with all my heart and soul. You are awesome! You make me glad. I will rejoice and praise Your name forever.
1 Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His faithful love endures forever.
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Deeper Relationship with God
Almighty God, I pray that I will be taken into a deeper, more meaningful relationship with You, where I will grow in faith and hear the still small voice within my soul.
Help me to be attentive to Your call, that will cause me to walk in Your righteousness. Open the eyes of my heart. May I see the many blessings you bestow on me, especially the very small ones that I sometimes take for granted.
Psalms 50:23 Whoever sacrifices a thank offering honors Me, and whoever orders his conduct, I will show him the salvation of God.
Psalms 18:2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my mountain where I seek refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
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Closer walk with You
Walk with me Father and take me to new levels where I can experience an outpouring of Your love and mercy. I hunger and thirst for the things of You!
I believe in You Lord and I thank You for giving me what I need, according to Your will. These things I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and my Savior, SO BE IT… Amen and Amen!
Nehemiah 1:11 Please, Lord, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and to that of Your servants who delight to revere Your name. Give Your servant success today, and have compassion on him in the presence of this man.
A woman of God, a worshipper striving for excellence in ALL areas of my life!
I am a daughter, sister, wife and mother who has come to the realization that life without God is boring and empty. Through my prayers I hope to shine the light of truth and encourage others so that we can all glorify God in everything we do. I continue to relay messages that God has equipped me to write for His purpose. I hope my prayers will help you feel inspired and trust our limitless God more deeply.
“Might we not set ourselves to learn silence, stillness, and solitude? It will not be easy to come by. It must be arranged. The Lord Jesus, available to people much of the time, left them, sometimes a great while before day, to go up to the hills. He could commune in solitude with His Father. Job, enduring his friends’ tiresome lectures and accusations, was very much alone in the ash heap, but it was there that he came to know God as never before. When Paul received God’s call to preach the gospel he did not consult anyone. He went into Arabia. The old apostle John, when exiled to Patmos, must sure have known a holy aloneness through which he received the book of Revelation.” Elisabeth Eliot
I like to write motivational books on prayer. One of my books is called Deeper Still: Secrets to a Deeper Prayer Life. As I wrestled with what to call this book and after finally deciding on a title, God gave me several confirmations that this was His choice. Within a very short time I saw the words “deep,” “deeper,” and “deeper still” everywhere—a street name, a magazine title, a song on a CD, an article title, and several other places.
God was showing me that depth is very important to Him as we learn the lessons of prayer. The great biblical characters like Job, Paul, John, and even Jesus had to learn this lesson. God wants to take each one of us deeper still—deeper than we have ever been before. And this requires an invitation to times of aloneness.
Going deeper in prayer is not always easy or fun.
Actually it can be quite difficult, especially when we don’t know what God is doing. We have to give extravagant time to God. When I wrote Deeper Still, God was wooing me into a deeper prayer life. I thought to myself:
“Haven’t I gone deep enough? Do You still want me to go deeper?”
That is exactly what He wanted. The difficulties of the end-times require it. You may wonder, “Lord, isn’t it about time that I take action? I’ve been waiting a long time.” But you may not realize the strength that is needed at the foundation of your life in order to stay consistently stable in hard times. Your foundation has to be strong so that no attack from the enemy can penetrate your firm trust in the Lord.
The word “deep” in Webster’s Dictionary means “extending far below the surface, descending far downward, profound, opposed to shallow, piercing a great way, not superficial or obvious, hidden, secret, heartfelt, intricate.” God wants to take us far below the surface in our relationship with Himself. This relationship must not be superficial—as so many are—but heartfelt, hidden, and of great depth.
The quality of our aloneness with God can actually enhance the quality of our time with others. Cultivate that deep, alone time with God and make it a holy aloneness. Make your relationship with God of prime importance because this is what life is all about. Someone once told my husband and I, “God is taking you deeper and working intricately with your life, so that you can work intricately with the lives of others.” I’ve often thought about how true that statement has been to us.
We used to live in Virginia Beach so we learned a lot about hurricanes. A few years ago we had a hurricane called Ernesto that swept through the area. I’ve written about this hurricane before because of its’ profound message. Ernesto was not a very forceful hurricane, yet many trees fell because of the strength of the winds. Many people lost one or more trees during that hurricane. It left Virginia Beach in a huge mess with trees and branches lying everywhere.
The stability of the trees depended on how deep the roots went below the surface. Shallow roots could not stand the force of even a small hurricane. In Virginia Beach in mild weather you could never tell how deep a tree’s roots extended, but in a hurricane the truth was exposed. Shallow roots meant a big downfall. The roots just could not sustain the tree.
Likewise, right now God is developing your prayer life and the depth of your personal relationship with Him. He is inviting you deeper for a purpose. He has great plans to use you in the coming days. You must not bypass this most important season in your life.
During the last several years, I have concentrated a large majority of time in writing books on prayer. This has called for a lot of root work. It has called for alone time with God and heavy concentration. I am an active person and like to be out in the nations, but God is inviting me to go deeper. I have learned to say “yes” to this call. I know it is perhaps the most crucial time in my relationship with God. I have learned that the value of this time of going deeper with God is worth gold. I need to be exceedingly grateful for it even though it takes effort and a prioritizing of everything I do.
God is inviting you to enter into deeper intimacy. As you accept this invitation, I recommend that you do the following:
- Thank Him for what He is doing in you – Live a life of praise and thanksgiving. Choosing to go deeper with God will pay off in the end. Thanksgiving brings joy and contentment.
- Refuse to listen to the devil– Just as those shallow trees fell in the hurricane, God does not want you to be shallow so that you fall in the end times. He wants to strengthen you now. Listen to God when He is calling you deeper, and accept His invitation.
- Be patient and don’t complain – Watch your speech and guard it carefully. Be one who speaks positive words that bring joy and faith to others.
- Be content with where you are– Thank Him for the depth He is developing in your life through your present circumstances. Let Him work intricately with your life.
- Cultivate holy aloneness with God on a daily basis– Plan it in your schedule. Sacrifice in order to give God your time. Make Jesus central in all that you do.
Your depth with God now is of utmost importance.He knows what is needed. He is working intricately with your life. He is deep, and He is inviting you to go deeper into His heart through prayer. He knows how strong the winds will be howling in the end-times. He is very purposeful in what He is presently developing in your life. The devil will say it is not important. He will tempt you with these thoughts:
“Eat, drink and be merry. Nothing will happen. Live just for today.”
But God is developing this holy aloneness with Himself for a purpose. Every day of “root building” is beneficial. When you are building depth, often you can’t see anything happening on the surface. It can even feel that all is dead and lifeless, but actually the opposite is true—sustainable life is being built deep down where it really counts. Realize that your root development will one day pay off. Let His song be with you even during the midnight hour.
“Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me. By day the Lord directs His love, at night His song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life” (Psalm 42:7-8).
By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
Prayer Prepares My Heart:
This morning is the beginning of learning how to talk with God more deeply, so you need to prepare your heart with two prayerful questions. Do I believe God is listening to my prayer attentively? Do I believe that he is deeply interested in hearing my heart?
Scripture Sets My Mind:
During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.
Hebrews 5:7 NIV
No one prayed with greater depth than Jesus. His “Deep Prayer” was filled with conversation (prayer), perseverance (petition), and intensely focused emotion (fervent cries and tears).
Questions Focus My Reading:
If you are serious about developing a deep prayer life, then you will need to read the Book of Psalms in it’s entirety from chapter 1 to chapter 150. You should set aside 14 days for this, which means you will need to read between 10-12 chapters per day. If you refuse to do this, because you don’t want to read this much Bible, then you should consider the Quiet Time called “Deep Reading,” then come back to “Deep Prayer” after you have completed it.
- How deep are your prayers?
- Do you treat prayer like a conversation, where you speak and listen?
- Do you persevere in prayer or give up?
- How close do you feel to people who give up on talking to you?
- Do you share all of your emotions with God?
- Do you share these emotions with the same intensity as with a person?
- Do you share a variety of emotions with God, or the same ones every time?
- How close do you feel to people with whom you share little or no emotion?
Read, Annotate, Note:
Prayer improves when our view of God improves. As you read, write down the positive and negative thoughts you have about God. Selecting a fresh notebook for this would be advantageous, because we are going to have to work on eliminating those negative views of God.
Probe, Examine, Reflect:
Probe your heart for the negative views you have of God, and how they keep you from praying at all, or from praying deeply. Examine your feelings toward God each morning for the next 14 days, write it down, and at the end of the day reflect on how that initial feeling affected your ability to pray intimately, vulnerably, and expectantly.
Prayer, Faith, Power:
Since we are working on deep prayer, we need to select 1-3 things we are going to pray about, so we can work on moving God. Deep prayer moves God, so we should be aiming for some significant things. Maybe pick 1 for you, and 2 for other people, since God loves to respond to unselfish hearts when they pray. If you haven’t received your answer in the next 14 days, keep praying until you do.
Write down the one obstacle you must overcome to experience deep prayer.
Select 1-3 friends and ask them to pray with you. Spend time each week praying with them, so you can grow together. This is a tremendous way to turn superficial relationships into deep ones.
Decide to become someone with a reputation for deep and extraordinary prayer.
Create two great Bible studies on prayer, and share them with family and friends, so you can help others on their way to a deep prayer life.
- Introduction: Deep Spirituality
- Feature: Deep Spirituality
- Deep Quiet Times
- Deep Reading
- Deep Prayer
- Deep Vision