“Who do I have in heaven but you? And compared to you, earth has nothing I desire. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26
Heavenly Father, it’s a November, and we want this whole month to be shaped by the perspective of heaven and financed with the riches of your grace. Like Asaph (who wrote this Psalm), when we “do the math” nothing and no one compares to you. As the Giver you are the Gift—the quintessential treasure who puts the proper value on everything else.
Father, give us more satisfaction in yourself than in any other story, situation, or relationship we would choose for ourselves. Thank you for giving us many gifts to enjoy, but we want you to be the most gratifying feast of hearts—our portion, passion, and inheritance. By your Holy Spirit, make it so. Make it more true and real to us than ever before.
Forgive our ingratitude and envy, our fears and lack of trust. Free us from every expression of entitlement and demandingness. Heal our Gospel-amnesia. We easily forget we are your children of delight—those you’ve hidden in Christ, sealed for eternity, and rejoice over with singing.
Free us to live this month with hearts of gratitude, a core of peace, and hands of servanthood. So very Amen we pray, in Jesus’ exalted and glorious name.