That I May Gain YAHshua (Jesus)
Blessed are the pure in heart
Father in heaven, with all my heart I desire to draw near to You. I long to know You and have a heart that is after Yours. I pray to be cleansed with Yahshua’s (Jesus’s) precious blood and purified from within of every sin that defiles and separates me from You. YAHveh (LORD), my heart is set on pilgrimage, I know this is not my home. Please give me an undivided heart that I might fear Your holy and awesome name and walk in Your ways to bring You honor in my words and deeds. I pray for the riches of Your glory to be bestowed upon me. May I seek for nothing greater, for there is nothing greater; all is rubble and worthless compared to You.
Yahshua (Jesus), through Your utmost love and sacrifice I have been given redemption through Your blood, and my sins have been forgiven according to the riches of Your grace which You have mercifully lavished on me (see Ephesians 1:7-8). I have been forgiven so much and I know it is the desire of Your heart that I have You as the desire of mine. That it be a reciprocal passion; Your love for me and my love for You, and out of that love will come my obedience.
It is You, my beloved Redeemer, that I eagerly long to see! How I welcome the convicting work of Your Holy Spirit to purify me so that I can abide in Your holy presence. Holiness befits You and “blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see You!” (Matthew 5:8). In humility I come and bow down before You, praying for a passionate heart that repents for anything that would stand in the way of my closeness to You. I want to faithfully take Your yoke upon me and learn from You, as we walk together on Your narrow light filled path.
YAHveh (LORD), open up my ears to hear Your word so that I stay in good stead and fellowship with You, the Mighty One, who has called me to be righteous in Your sight, that I grieve not Your Holy Spirit. Cause me to know and love You beyond any love I have known for any person or any object on this earth. Cause me to have a love for You that exceeds the highest boundaries of what I thought I could experience in love. Give me a love so great that everything else will diminish in its importance.
I want to follow apostle Paul’s example, “But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of YAHshua (Jesus). More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing YAHshua, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish that I may gain Him” (Philippians 3:7-8). May all those things in my life be looked at in the light of what they are—losses in the surpassing value of knowing You, so that we might share life eternal together. Anything that would hinder that is a loss; it is a detriment to my soul. It will ultimately take me away from eternity with You; therefore, it is fit for nothing but the dung heap.
May I know You YAHshua (Jesus), who gave up Your life, and be like You, giving up my life, as I willingly crucify my flesh over and over with its evil inclinations. I pray that Your righteousness will be seen and heard and that others can know Your life through me. By Your grace, I place my life on Your heavenly altar to be crucified with You, to be dead to my flesh but alive to You and Your Spirit. Knowing once I am crucified with You, I can then participate in greater measure in the knowledge of You. I will become more intimate with You, as You, by Your Holy Spirit live Your abundant life through me. I will know Your resurrection power YAHshua (Jesus), in the day when You call the righteous into their eternal abode. I await the day You will usher me into You eternal Presence. HalleluYAH! There I will dwell face to face with You, the righteous King. To You be the glory!