A Prayer for Deeper Life in Christ

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete. (1 John 1:1-4)

Lord, teach me Your ways; the ways of eternal life in Jesus Christ. Although I have not seen and heard You in the flesh quite like John the Apostle, take me into that same fellowship with You which John describes.

I confess that I long for deeper life with You. I know there are ways I need to grow and aspects of my life that need Your transforming touch to a greater degree than I have yet experienced. Grow me with You, my God.

I confess that my thoughts are often set upon myself, Lord, instead of upon You. I know I need to be set be free self-centeredness, seeing myself more clearly in relation to You who is at the center of all things. Please speak to me, set me free, and show me the way.

I long for the full, abundant life that is found in You. I long to be satisfied in the center of my soul through You. In Your great love, God, have mercy upon me in and take me into the abundant life and way of Christ.

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