You can have my heart

 


Oh Lord,

Healer of hearts and restorer of souls,

You can have my heart

All of it.

Help my heart to long for the things you care about,

the people you love,

and the mission you gave us.

Protect my heart from longing for the transitory happiness found in this life.

Protect my heart from pining for wealth, status, acceptance, and prosperity.

Fill my heart with your love so that I can love people the way you do.

Most of all,

Satisfy me with your love. 

It's so easy to cling to the desires I have in this life

when you have such a grander life planned for me.

Cleanse my heart from selfish desires.

Renew my heart from disappointment.

Steady my heart from fear.

Prepare my heart for resilience.

Protect my heart from deceptive strategies of the enemy.

My heart is yours.

I trust you.

It's yours.

In Jesus' name, 

Amen.


The Bible contains 725 uses of the word "heart." There are 127 uses in the Psalms alone. 

"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:20-21).

"My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart" (Psalm 7:10)

"I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night, my heart instructs me" (Psalm 16:7)

"But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation" (Psalm 13:5)

"The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart" (Psalm 19:8)

"The one who has clean hands and a pure heart...will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God our Savior" (Psalm 24:3-5)

"Test me and try me; examine my heart and my mind" (Psalm 26:2)

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