Context: This prayer came to me in the shower yesterday morning, so I had to keep repeating the first couple of lines and rehearsing the progression of ideas, until I could get out and make notes on my iPad at top speed. Later in the day I was able to work on it at leisure, so here it is:
My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek (Psalm 27:8; NIV).
As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before him? (Psalm 42:1-2; NLT).
I long to see your face, Lord,
When I meet you, in the end,
My Teacher, Priest and Shepherd,
My Redeemer and my Friend.
Yet, may I wait with patience
For the day you make me whole,
When you draw near, to bear away
My life, and breath and soul,
Because I want to serve you
Till my time on earth has passed,
When, all my trials and sorrows done,
I’ll see your face, at last.
I will see you face to face and be satisfied (Psalm 17:15; NLT).