“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.” Psalm 84:1-2
Jesus walked off to spend time with His Father in prayer during His ministry on earth, many times during the day…and evening hours. In fact, He had to replenish Himself with prayer in order to be able to do His acts of healing and preaching. He needed to immerse Himself in prayer, and commune with the Father to be able to fulfill that which was required of Him.
O’ Father…I give You my heart.
We should follow Jesus’ example for many things…but especially in prayer to the Father. We all need to get away from the “world” in order to connect and speak from the heart to our Father. He alone will provide the solid nourishment we need in order to survive, and will bring us His “breath of life” which is to say…His Word…in order to thrive.
O’ Father…give me my daily bread…
When we, like Jesus, devote our time and hearts to the Father things will happen in a positive way and our lives can be filled with purpose according to the Father’s will, and in His time.
O’ Father …how I long for You…
When we pray and do things for Him, it can become a “sweet devotion” for the Father. When we offer up prayer, and devote our lives to Him, it can be one of mutual accord. First, and foremost…to honor the Father and to show our love and obedience to Him…and second, it will please HIM enormously.
O’ Father…show me the way…
Sweet devotion for a “SWEET FATHER” who is devoted to us in love and grace.
Isn’t He worth your devotion and love?
Start by going off quietly somewhere today, and devote your time to Him, and Him alone.
You will have the best peace and feel the deepest love one can possibly ever experience, of this I am certain.
“O’ Thank you Father, for Your love, devotion and grace, for Your miracles throughout the ages, and for always being there for all of children, shine Your light and I pray that my devotion and love for You is pleasing in Your loving eyes, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”
“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.