Begin in Mercy a New Work

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 in The Pursuit of God

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