It all began, God, with you
Hovering over the deep and you,
Spirit of Calm, making sense
Of the depths.
God, I want to go deeper
Into your depth, where I
Know you and can sit
In the center of your presence like
Jonah in the great fish.
I long for depth in my
Allegiance to you and your kingdom
That I might do your will which
Is, after all, my purpose for living.
I pray for depth, O God.
Remove from me the shallows and
The empty, low-tide faith that
Allows me to keep my head above and
Fools me into thinking I'm in far enough.
Spirit, I give you more to work with, so
Please, give me depth.