Turning Our Longing Into Something Sweet

Can Longing Be Sweet? I ponder this. But with prayer, turning our longing into something sweet is possible. #write28days

28 Days – Prayer-Poems for Faith, Spiritual Growth & Life

Welcome! This is my first post for the #28daywrite challenge where I will write throughout this February. Each post is from an assigned keyword, and today’s word is “Longing”. Enjoy my new prayer poem “Turning Our Longing into Something Sweet”!

Can Longing Be Sweet? I ponder this. But with prayer, turning our longing into something sweet is possible.
Can Longing Be Sweet? I ponder this. But with prayer, turning our longing into something sweet is possible. #write28days
Can Longing Be Sweet? I ponder this. But with prayer, turning our longing into something sweet is possible.

Can Longing Be Sweet? I ponder this as I confess the longing I sometimes feel may not always be of this nature. But with prayer, I find God turns my nagging appetites for world things into Hope for holy eternal things. Here is my prayer poem “Turning Our Longing into Something Sweet”.

Oh, dear Father, thank you for the longing planted in my heart

Growing Your garden there – You never disappoint and are faithful

Oh, fill my heart with only Your longing, desire, and purpose for my life

As I cling to Your vision and path thanking you for Hope that washes over me,

knocking away disappointments, anxieties, and fear

You strengthen me along the way

Forgive me when I am weary, impatient, demanding, selfish, wicked, and snap,

forgetting for the moment Your glimpse of heaven and everlasting Hope

When I fall into self-pity, self-want, and self-delusion

But You are so kind and merciful

and know the child I am

Nurture, love, and lead me to Your embrace of love

Let the longing in my heart belong only to Your Will,

righteousness, truth, the Word, and eternal things

Sustain me as I journey through the challenges of a world

That seek to devour me with me

Let me focus on Your blessings and be content

Thank You, Holy Spirit, for transforming me into Christ’s likeness

Enabling me to handle my longing with contentment, peace, and love


Please read all of the “28 Days of Prayer-Poems for Faith, Spiritual Growth & Life” posts in my series HERE.
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“Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Psalms 37:4 KJV

That is to say, make your joy in God because when we do, God plants awesome desires in our hearts, turning our longing into something sweet. The desires that God plants will bring us lasting fulfillment, peace, and contentment. When we find ourselves stressing or striving, God most likely did not place that desire in our hearts. It is a beautiful way to see what is true and beautiful and bring peace and happiness.  


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2 thoughts on “Turning Our Longing Into Something Sweet

  1. Amen! What a beautiful prayer poem! May God take each desire of our heart and shape it into what’s he knows is best for us! Welcome to the challenge!

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