Irresistible Prayer

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“God, please change my heart.”

The beauty of this prayer is its simplicity. Just a handful of words, with truckloads of meaning…

It’s all those beneath-the-surface and between-the-lines meanings that make it a prayer that is irresistible to God.

God, please change my heart.”

It’s a plea…a request acknowledging God’s complete ability and my complete inability.

But it’s more than just acknowledging…

it’s trusting.

Trusting that God is able to act on my behalf, and loving enough to want to.

But you know what? It’s also a confession. Sometimes God’s Spirit reveals to me an area of sin, and I want nothing more than to confess it and forsake it and never pick it back up again. Because I can’t bear to have anything between me and my God, the Lover and Restorer of my soul.

God, please change my heart.”

But other times I’m sorry to say that I’m more like a pig who really likes the slop and sludge I’m wallowing in. So I’m slow to sense God’s Spirit and even slower to respond. When I’m in that spot in my life, I don’t even want to be clean again.

Let me just encourage you that even if the “want-to” isn’t there, pray anyway. Ask God to help you want to.

God, please change my heart.”

I pray this when I have a bad attitude and an unthankful spirit.

I pray it when I have a wrong view of my husband.

I pray it when I’m irritable and unkind and unloving.

I pray it when I’m not extending grace to others as lavishly as I’ve received it.

I have prayed it when I’m not encountering Godand when I’m not even really wanting to.

“God, please change my heart.”

It’s the cry of a humble heart — one bowed in submission before her Master.

It’s the plea of a yearning soul — one hungering and thirsting after righteousness.

It’s the longing of a wayward spirit — one that recognizes the distance between her and her Savior by her apathy toward that distance.

“God, please change my heart.”

It may take place in a matter of moments. It may happen over a period of days or weeks or even months. But when you ask God to change your heart, I can promise you that He will.

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Written by Jennifer Clarke

 

 

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8 Replies to “Irresistible Prayer”

  1. Susie Etheridge

    I believe it..because it’s as Corrie Ten Boom says … ” it’s the warrant of his word “..the truth of his Love ,Greatness, willingness…that I can come to Him, cry to Him,..for just that very thing for all those very reasons and more…I’m so thankful… 🙂

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