Prayer for God to Draw Us Closer — A Quote by A.W. Tozer in “The Pursuit of God”

“O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, that so I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, ‘Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.’ Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

— A. W. Tozer, “The Pursuit of God”, Kindle location 216

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2 thoughts on “Prayer for God to Draw Us Closer — A Quote by A.W. Tozer in “The Pursuit of God”

    1. Tim Thomas Post author

      Many struggle with lack of desire. But God’s grace is so wonderful! He knows us so much better than we know ourselves, and He loves it when we finally admit to Him that we need his help. We can’t always help ourselves. So I am sure that as we pray this prayer sincerely — that we “want to want Thee” — God sends the answer to our prayers in the affirmative. Sometimes it is a good idea to get help from a trusted person who both really knows God and really understands the human heart. Sometimes we need insight from others to get back on track. And I pray that you may be filled with such an overwhelming passion for God that it will be hard to remember the times when your desire was lacking.


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