Prayer: Deep Calls Unto Deep
Prayer: Deep Calls Unto Deep

Prayer: Deep Calls Unto Deep

Prayer: Deep Calls Unto Deep

Psalms 42:7
Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls;
All Your waves and billows have gone over me.

Dear Heavenly Father, I know that I could never have come to You by myself. I am only here because You have drawn me with the cords of Your eternal love:

Jeremiah 31:3
The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:
"Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
Hosea 11:4
I drew them with gentle cords, with bands of love…
John 6:44
No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him…

Thank You, Father, for drawing me, for birthing me into Your family through Your Son, Jesus, and His work on the Cross. And I thank You for placing deep within me a longing and passion to know You more. I take the psalmist’s words as my prayer:

Psalms 42:1-2
As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God…

Lord Jesus, as I think of Your love so richly displayed by Your death the Cross, the precious Blood You shed, and Your resurrection victory, I feel the billows and surges of Your mighty waves of love rushing over my entire being. “Behold what manner of love…” (1 John 3:1). “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son…” (1 John 4:10).

And yet, there is longing for more – as the psalmist cried out:

“Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls;
All Your waves and billows have gone over me.”

Spirit of God, my Comforter, my Counselor, my Guide, and my Helper – You came to dwell within me to reveal more of Jesus to me. As Jesus explained to His disciples:

John 16:13-15 (Amplified Bible)
“...He [the Holy Spirit] will guide you into all truth... He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.”

The Word also tells me that You will also reveal the “deep things of God” to me:

1 Corinthians 2:9-10
But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit.
For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the DEEP THINGS of GOD.

O Holy Spirit, I have no idea what these “deep things of God” could be, but just seeing this in the Word thrills my heart! Please take me deeper into the love of Jesus! Like the psalmist prayed, sweep over me like ocean waves, and flood my being with that love which is exactly what the Word says You do:

Romans 5:5
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out [“shed abroad” KJV] in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Let that fathomless love flood my soul – the love that “passes knowledge” (Eph 3:19) –  such a deep love for Jesus which causes Him to become my chief distraction at all times!

O God, just as You did with Ezekiel (Eze 47:1-5), ever draw me out beyond the ankles-deep waters, the shallow and noisy waters near the river’s banks. Draw me out into the deep, where my feet can no longer touch the bottom. Take me to the place where Your currents carry me along. Bring me to the place where I am no longer in control, where my faith and trust are in God alone. Let me come into a deeper place of yieldedness and surrender to “the good pleasure of Your will” and eternal purpose:

Ephesians 1:5,9
Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.
Having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself.
Philippians 2:13
For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

“Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls;
All Your waves and billows have gone over me.”

This old hymn beautifully expresses this prayer in song:

  1. Deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus
    Daily let me go;
    Higher, higher in the school of wisdom,
    More of grace to know.

Chorus
Oh, deeper yet, I pray,
And higher ev’ry day,
And wiser, blessed Lord,
In Thy precious, holy Word.

  1. Deeper, deeper! blessed Holy Spirit,
    Take me deeper still,
    Till my life is wholly lost in Jesus,
    And His perfect will.
  1. Deeper, deeper! tho’ it cost hard trials,
    Deeper let me go!
    Rooted in the holy love of Jesus,
    Let me fruitful grow.
  1. Deeper, higher, ev’ry day in Jesus,
    Till all conflict past,
    Finds me conqu’ror, and in His own image
    Perfected at last.

Listen to Deeper, Deeper (written in 1900 by Charles Price Jones):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOFk6niVqYs

Deeper in Love (Don Moen):
https://youtu.be/O9Hoij2kXrU

Draw Me Close” (Michael W. Smith)
https://youtu.be/EhKm-6G004k


“Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls;
All Your waves and billows have gone over me.”

Deeper! DEEPER!
Do it, blessed Lord!
Amen.

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