Praying for Your Child’s Passion for God

Living God,
As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pant our souls for you (Psalm 42:1); our flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water (Psalm 63:1). In you—and in you alone—is found the living water after which we will never thirst again (John 4:10-14). In your house we drink our fill, and from your river of delights do you slake our thirst (Psalm 36:8). May __________ know you thus: as the deepest satisfaction, the highest joy, the ultimate pleasure in life. May he/she taste and see that you are good (Psalm 34:8); may he/she delight in you and find that in you are the desires of his/her heart (Isaiah 61:10); may he/she experience fullness of joy in your presence and pleasures forevermore at your right hand (Psalm 16:11). So overwhelm him/her with the sweet grandeur of your majesty that the things of this world would dim in comparison with the light of the knowledge of your glory in the face of Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6). Make his/her heart to sing with wild, undignified abandon for love of his/her Sovereign Joy. What pleasure he/she knows in this world, may he/she know as but a gift from the One in whom all pleasure is found. May __________ glorify you by enjoying you wholly forevermore.
Amen.

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