My prayer from my journal this morning (and my prayer for those in my life):
I sense the sweetness of your Spirit flooding my soul. Refill me. Refill me every minute. So often I sense a filling of your Spirit in my life and then, like getting out of a pool on a hot day, the water of you begins to drip off. Then as the hot sun beats down on my head, the water evaporates leaving me sweaty, uncomfortable and irritable. Continue to wash over me. Don’t allow the heat of life to come between your Spirit and mine. I need you desperately. I need you for everything.
My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding—
indeed, if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the
Lord and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He holds success in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.
Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you. (Proverbs 2:1-11 NIV)