O, Lord, this world we live in today is so ignorant of You – and even we, Lord, even we are so ignorant of You! We come to You to be spiritually educated – that we would know You in a new, fresh, living and deeper way! We don’t want to merely know You in a superficial way, nor just as the Almighty, Omniscient, Omnipresent, All-powerful Creator who showers down wrath upon all unrighteousness. We don’t want to fear You in a superstitious, religious way, but instead, Lord, we want to know You! We want to know You as the Christ, the One upon whom rested: the Spirit of Jehovah, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, and the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of Jehovah! What a rich Person You are, Lord, in all Your attributes and accomplishments!
Lord, we long to come into Your presence, behold You, and know You as such a wonderful One! Our heart thirsts for the knowledge of Jehovah. Have mercy on us, Lord, and reveal Yourself to us! Show us who You are, what things You like, what things You abhor, what things make Your heart happy, and what things grieve Your Holy Spirit! Based upon this personal intimate knowledge of Your person, Lord, grant us a healthy fear of God. We don’t ever want to lose Your smile! May this healthy fear of losing the most precious of things – Your smile and You being happy with us – preserve us from doing, saying, going, buying, seeing, cherishing, wanting, coveting, loving – anything that does not match You! Simply because we love You and treasure Your smiling countenance – we want to continually learn to do everything in oneness with You! Lord, keep us learning this until the knowledge of Jehovah fills the whole earth!