Beliefnet
Mark D. Roberts

Excerpt
May he grant you your heart’s desire,
and fulfill all your plans.
Psalm 20:4

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Prayer
O Lord, You are the one who can grant my heart’s desire. Indeed, as I reflect upon what I truly want in life, You are my heart’s desire! Sure, there are other things I want, and many of these are good things: a healthy family, a fulfilling ministry, to make a difference for You in this world. But, more deeply, I desire You . . . Your presence, Your delight, Your peace. Only You can give me these.
Gracious God, I would ask You to fulfill my plans. But before that, I’d ask that my plans be Your plans. May my goals be Your goals. I’m so aware of my tendency to make plans that seem right, but that aren’t what You have in mind. So help me, Lord, to seek You above all, to follow Your ways, and to align my plans with Yours.
Postscript
23 Nevertheless I am continually with you;
you hold my right hand.
24 You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will receive me with honor.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire other than you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
27 Indeed, those who are far from you will perish;
you put an end to those who are false to you.
28 But for me it is good to be near God;
I have made the Lord GOD my refuge,
to tell of all your works.
Psalm 73:23-28

Kensington Garden, London, England

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