One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple. (Psalm 27:4)

What do you pray for most? Or what’s the one thing you think you need right now? Perhaps it’s a new job, or a new relationships. Or maybe it’s simply for life to go back to what it was before the COVID-19 came on the scene.

Although David was not threatened by a virus, he was pursued by an enemy army (v3). The social distancing he experienced left him feeling abandoned, even by his own family (v10). Yet, out of all the things he could have asked for, he wanted closeness with God. Perhaps that’s you. Your heart like David’s aches to see God (v8). Or maybe your love for God extinguished, but you want those affections for Him again. Whatever your spiritual state is, turn to God, who inflames your heart. Here’s a prayer you can pray, written by A.W. Tozer (some words modified for modern reading). 

O God, I have tasted Your 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 You; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Your glory, I pray You, that so I may know You 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 You up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long. In Jesus’ name, Amen.