Prayers That Touch God’s Heart

 

What does God desire?
What is on His heart?
When looking from His, perspective, how would my prayers start?
Surely not, God I want, or, God can you please give me…
God’s desire is so much more, He looks for humility.
Long ago before we were born God set all in motion
His heart’s desire was that His children would give Him all their devotion…
His desire for you and me is to be a Holy Nation…
A people set apart, to live and laugh and love in total adoration
His love for us is limitless,
To love Him back is all He asks
He’ll carry us on eagles’ wings, and treasure us as His own living beings
Because, He, is God…
He is the creator of the universe, and Oh how His heart sings…
When He hears the voice of the redeemed…praying
For when we acknowledge who He is and how His blood has made us clean
Why there isn’t anything…He wouldn’t give…if you know Him, you know what I mean…
God, wash me and I will be whiter than snow
Cleanse me so that I may know
The beauty of your Holiness,
Let your desires be mine,
To be Christ-like, let me have your mind…
To forgive, and love, and offer you, all that I am or ever will be
Let your love shine abundantly through me…to offer love, so others may see
You living; don’t let them see me…
This is my prayer, I pray to thee!
 
My dar’lyn child you’ve touched the heart of God…
 
~Marla Shaw O’Neill
January 5, 2018
The Soul Takes Flight Poetry
 
Deuteronomy 7:6 New International Version (NIV) For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.
Exodus 19:1-6 New International Version (NIV) You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’
1 Peter 2:9-10 New International Version (NIV) But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Ephesians 2:10 New International Version (NIV) For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 1:5-10 The Message (MSG) The God of Glory How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.
Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making. He set it all out before us in Christ, a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth.
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I love the Lord Jesus Christ and am passionate about writing. I hope you enjoy the blog and come to visit often. Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2: 2-4

2 Comments

    1. Thank you Mary. You mean the world to me! I’ve learned so much from you and from the group you started, ‘Christian Poets and Writers,’ on Facebook. What a blessing of inspiration from the body of Christ. We are “Writers for Christ.” God bless you too…God is faithful…I love this passage in Luke 4:15-19

      He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. As usual, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to Him, and unrolling the scroll, He found the place where it was written:

      The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom to the captives
      and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

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