Seven Ways to Pray for Your Heart from the Desiring God blog:
Whatever it takes, Lord--
give me delight in You as the greatest treasure of my heart,
align the desires of my heart with Yours,
increase my awareness of my dependence on You in everything so that I will live continually by faith,
teach me to discern good from evil through the rigourous exercise of constant practise,
keep me desperate for You because I tend to wander when I stop feeling my need for You,
discipline me for my good so that I may share Your holiness and bear the peaceful fruit of righteousness,
increase my resolve to do Your will with all diligence.
Whatever it takes, Lord.
14 July 2013
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Fairy tales, then, are not responsible for producing in children fear, or any of the shapes of fear; fairy tales do not give the child the idea of the evil or the ugly; that is in the child already, because it is in the world already. Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon.
—G. K. Chesteron, “The Red Angel” (1909)