The Desire of Your Heart

As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God?
—Psalm 42:1-2

"If your desire lies open to him who is your Father and who sees in secret, he will answer you. For the desire of your heart is itself your prayer. And if the desire is constant, so is your prayer."
—Augustine of Hippo

You have made me for yourself and restless is my heart until it comes to rest in you. Grant me, O Lord, to know and understand whether first to invoke you or to praise you; whether first to know you or call upon you.
—Augustine of Hippo