When I really love somebody in a head-over-heels way, I want all sorts of good for him. I hope and dream and imagine like crazy. But when I pray, I tend to get cautious. I say things like “in Your timing” and “You already know his needs,” as if God can’t take too much hope and enthusiasm. I wonder what would happen if I chose one particular person to pray for with abandon—throwing caution to the wind, asking for every good gift I can imagine, and letting God--Who is head-over-heels in love with him, too--say wise yeses and noes, as any good parent does. I’m going to find out.
“Thou lovest these souls that we love with a love as far surpassing our own as the glory of noon surpasses the gleam of a candle.” J. S. Hoyland
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4