There are three primary realities that sustain my heart in prayer; the worthiness of Jesus, God enjoys us, and The Lord responds to Prayer.
The Lord enjoys us. We were created and exist according to His good pleasure; and because of Jesus and the cross, God is able to enjoy us in our weakness. When we see Jesus face to face, we will be immediately transformed into His likeness; and this is how God sees us in the present, this is how He relates to us. Even when we struggle with sin and compromise, He sees our fighting and reaching for Him. Though our love is weak and immature, It is real and moves His heart.
Praying through the Song of Songs has greatly impacted my journey in this reality. One of the most common interpretations of the Song of Songs is the journey of the believer (Shulamite) and Jesus (King Solomon.) In this view, the song is rich with language expressing the heart of the believer and the heart of Jesus through every season of the soul. The imagery in the song expresses truths revealed through the whole of the New Testament Scriptures. Over the years I have taken many passages from this song and turned them into dialogue with the Lord; declaring over my own heart Jesus’ affections for me.
Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your face is lovely.” (Song of Songs 2:14)
You have ravished my heart, My sister, my spouse; You have ravished my heart With one look of your eyes, With one link of your necklace. (Song of Songs 4:9)
Turn your eyes away from me, For they have overcome me. (Song of Songs 6:5a)
Written by Zack Roberts
ember prayer room | norman, oklahoma