When I wrote this post about St Ignatius of Loyola I wrote the following prayer about desire.
I want to be left alone.
I want to be left alone to seek God, to hear His voice and know His prescence. I want to dwell, rest and dream in His house. I want to worship in the truth of His worth with eyes opened by His Spirit. I want to join in the dance of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I want to move with grace and obedience in the will of the triune God.
I want to serve my family well. To provide shelter, care and security, to teach and guide, to love and inspire.
I want to live truthfully without guile or contradiction.
I want to learn incarnation. The gift of being here and now, present in space and time, not living towards or away from, but living HERE. Not disregarding today as unimportant. Taking hold of today and not letting it go until God is glorified and I have received grace.
Prayers like these reveal our weakness as much as they reveal God’s strength. Maybe just maybe, if we continue to pray, God will hear from heaven and answer.
I would love for you to comment below, share a prayer or desire that you have. Maybe you haven’t even prayed it out loud.