Seeking God Has To Be a Priority

Daily Effective Prayer Newsletter Issue 152


One thing I have asked of the Lord, and that I will seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty [the delightful loveliness and majestic grandeur] of the Lord and to meditate in His temple. - Psalm 27:4

The truth is, if we want to walk with God and hear from Him when we pray, He has to be the top priority in our lives.

In today's scripture, David does an excellent job of reflecting on how important God was to Him.

He genuinely desired to dwell in God's presence every day of his life.

It was the one thing he asked for and declare that he would seek after.

He required a relationship with God as a necessity in life.

David had many victories in his life and was quite successful in several ways.

He defeated the giant Goliath with a single stone, he led his army to many victories, and he was a talented musician, to name a few.

It is amazing to realize that God chose this simple shepherd boy to do great things for Him.

David's fame and fortune would lead many to believe that there wouldn't be anything else he would have needed.

Yet, we read in scripture that he had an unquenchable passion for more of God.

Even after experiencing God's presence in many ways, he still wanted to pursue and know Him.

This reveals to us that we, too, must continue seeking God no matter how many victories we have enjoyed.

We must still pray to God and spend time with Him even after He answers our prayers.

Many people want direction and guidance from God, but they aren't really willing to consistently lay aside other things in order to spend time with Him and to hear His voice.

But the Bible shows us that David narrowed down everything he wanted to just one thing.

He wanted more of God each and every day of his life.

I believe that the only thing that will ever truly satisfy the longing within our hearts is to pursue God more and more.

To know Him more today than we did yesterday.

Are you open to this?

Are you willing to continue to diligently and genuinely seek God every day of your life?

Decide right now that you will go after even more of God in your life today and every day.

If this resonates with you, here's a short prayer you can say today:

"Dear Heavenly Father, I humbly come before You with a heart overflowing with gratitude for the victories You have given me. I pray that no matter how successful I become, I will continue to seek You wholeheartedly, acknowledging that every victory is from You and for Your glory. Amen."

God bless you! 

Your brother in Christ,


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Prayer For God To Reign In Your Life

Almighty God, I recognize the power and authority that resides in Your Holy Name. 

I pray that You would reign above all else in my life and that every thought, word, and action would be surrendered to Your will. 

Help me to place You as the utmost priority in every aspect of my existence.

Lord, I confess that there have been times when I have allowed other things to take precedence over You

I have chased after empty pursuits, seeking satisfaction and fulfillment in all the wrong places. 

But today, I choose to cast aside those idols and submit myself wholeheartedly to Your sovereignty.

May Your Holy Spirit guide me and prompt me to seek You above all else. 

Let Your love and grace fill my heart, driving out any selfish ambitions or misplaced priorities. 

Help me to constantly remember that You alone are worthy of my devotion and adoration.

I ask for Your strength to resist the temptations and distractions that seek to pull me away from You

Empower me to set aside the things of this world and fix my eyes on You, knowing that You are my everything. 

Grant me the wisdom to discern Your will and the courage to obediently follow wherever You lead.

Lord, I surrender my own agenda and lay it at Your feet. 

I pray that You would take control of every area of my life, transforming me from the inside out. 

In Your infinite love and mercy, draw me closer to You and help me to experience the fullness of life that comes from abiding in Your presence.

I thank You for Your everlasting love and faithfulness. 

I am eternally grateful for Your patience and grace, even when I fall short. 

Today, I reaffirm my commitment to keeping You as the Number One priority in my life, and I trust that You will continue to mold me into the image of Christ.

In Jesus Name I pray, amen.

Prayer To Pursue God More

Father God, I come before You today with a humble heart, yearning to pursue You more. 

I acknowledge that my heart and my desires can wander, and I find myself distracted by the demands of this world. 

But I know deep within my soul that You are the only Source of true fulfillment and peace. 

Therefore, I pray that You would ignite a burning passion within me to seek after You with all that I am.

I confess, that at times, I may have allowed my own will and desires to take precedence over Your perfect plan for my life. 

I recognize that I need Your guidance and direction every step of the way. 

So, I surrender my will to You, and I ask that You would align my heart with Yours with the help of the Holy Spirit. 

Help me to listen attentively to Your voice and to follow Your lead, even when it may be uncomfortable or challenging.

Father, I long to experience a deeper intimacy with You.

I want to know You more intimately and to be known by You.

Draw me closer to Your presence, Lord. 

Fill me with a hunger and thirst for Your Word and for time spent in prayer, in Jesus Name.

Remove any distractions or hindrances that keep me from fully engaging with You. 

I want to pursue You relentlessly, with a fervor that cannot be quenched.

Holy Spirit, I invite Your empowering presence to fill me afresh.

I recognize that I cannot pursue God on my own strength. 

I need Your power, guidance, and revelation.

Help me to live each day with a sensitivity to Your leading that I may walk in obedience and experience the fullness of life that comes from being united with You.

Lord, I pray that You would remind me daily of the infinite love and grace You have poured out upon me.

Let Your overwhelming love be the driving force behind my pursuit of You. 

Help me to prioritize my time and my energy so that seeking after You becomes the central focus of my life.

I thank You for hearing my prayer.

I believe that as I earnestly and genuinely seek You, I will find You. 

Strengthen my resolve and give me unwavering faith as I embark on this journey of pursuing You more. 

In Jesus mighty and precious Name, I pray. 


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