The Bible declares you will give us the desires of our heart (Psalm 20). I desire to follow you. I desire to be a living epistle, an ambassador in chains, a prisoner of hope, and a servant of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 6:20, Zechariah 9:12). I desire to pick up my cross and carry it (Matthew 16:24). I pray you use all the gifts and talents hand picked for me by the Holy Spirit to spread the Gospel (1 Corinthians 12:7, Romans 12:6-8).
My heart’s desire is to be a sweet aroma to you, anointing Christ with my prayers, hopes, fears, dreams, and joy. I pray to be first at the tomb, I pray to give all my children over to you, I pray I am unafraid and boldly fighting the spiritual battle in the Heavens. I pray I am a servant of Christ in the workplace, at home behind closed doors, and in public unashamed of Jesus. May I be a representative of Christ wherever I walk, travel or whomever I come in contact with.
I pray to give more, to love more, to forgive more, and with hold no good thing from fellow believers. I desire to be steadfast in prayer, rising to the occasion for which I am called, studying ever more diligently, ready to comfort, love and feed your sheep. I desire strength while in the wilderness, I desire to plant my feet, fast for those lost in my family, and am determined to follow you.
My heart desires to be a doer of the Word (James 1:22), opening my home for Bible study, prayer, and worship. I desire to water the seed you have planted in my heart, mediating on Your Word day and night, prayerfully keeping my faith and hope alive in Jesus Christ. I know I can go deeper in prayer, in study, and worship. Lead me each and everyday through Your Word, through this daily life with unbelievers and loving those who do not know you, for I know You came to those who need a Savior.
May I diminish even more, receiving with joy the plan and purpose you have for me. I know I was created, molded, and shaped for such a time and season as this. I do not want to waste my life with frivolous things in which are destroyed by rust and moths, but store my treasures in heaven where a reward is waiting. My heart’s desire is to do something great for your Kingdom each and every day. Take me into a season of preparation, of learning, and listening for your voice. Deepen my faith, hope, and love in the Savior, the Messiah, Jesus Christ; it in the name of Jesus of Nazareth I pray, amen. God bless you.