Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Prayer to the Spirit

Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
Wean it from earth; through all its pulses move;
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art;
And make me love Thee as I ought to love.

Hast Thou not bid me love Thee, God and King?
All, all Thine own, soul, heart and strength and mind.
I see Thy cross; there teach my heart to cling:
O let me seek Thee, and O let me find!

Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,
One holy passion filling all my frame;
The kindling of the heaven descended Dove,
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.

~ George Croly

What Love for God Is

Loving God in its essence is desiring, treasuring, delighting in, being satisfied in, cherishing, savoring, valuing, prizing, revering and admiring God Himself in and beyond His gifts.

~ John Piper