Desperation is a funny thing to pray for. It takes a certain amount of desperation for God to pray that you become more desperate for Him. And in so praying, you become more desperate, like a never-ending, positive feedback loop of despondency because of your total reliance on your Savior. Then again, having said that, maybe desperation isn't so funny.
Desperation should be the desire of every Christian: realizing that we need Christ to the abandonment of all else; acknowledging that it is by God's grace that we have life and breath. We should actively seek the Lord where he may be found and call upon him while he is near (Isaiah 55:6). Our souls should thirst for God, in the same manner that the deer pants for water (Psalm 42:1). Our desperation should bring us back to God when we start to think that we can somehow manage life without him.
Desperation screams that there is no other way, that nothing else matters but the One that you are desperate for. There is no hope without Him. And strangely enough, it is in our desperation for God that we find peace in our tumultuous present, and hope for the uncertain future. Desperation is our security.
Be blessed and shine desperately