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If you want to draw closer

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“If you want to draw closer to Father God,” writes Gordon Dalby, “get to know Jesus.”

But, he warns, “sooner or later this path leads to the cross, which means death to your natural desires. You’ll have to give up all hope of ever receiving the love you need from another human being. This means sacrificing at last the idols you’ve made of your ‘loved ones,’ and releasing those persons and those relationships to the Father for his cleansing and renewal.”

Today’s prayer comes from Dalby’s book, “Healing the Masculine Soul.”

Jesus, I thank You for laying Your life so I could come even now to the Father though You.

God, I confess that I have not known You as my Father. And so I have gelt unloved for a long, long time. I need love, Father, and I know now that only You can give…

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