Having a broken heart is fundamental and it means recognizing our own limitations so that God can work in us. In 2 Corinthians 12: 9 it is written: “And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, because my power is perfected in weakness. Therefore, I will be happy to glory in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me ”. It is through brokenness that our lives are transformed and we are shaped according to God’s plans.
Praying for a broken heart may not be such an easy task, but the Lord is with us to go through everything we need, as it is written in Psalm 34:18, that God is close to those with a broken heart, so I invite you to do this prayer of surrender with me.
Remembering that you do not need to repeat the prayer exactly as I am going to leave it here, as each of us has a specific way of communicating with the Lord. But if you want to accompany me, it will be a pleasure, feel free to speak your way.
Beloved Father, I want to be closer to You, to Your infinite love and grace. I thank you for having given Your only son to die for me and because of that I have free access to You.
I ask forgiveness for my failures, words, thoughts and attitudes that displease You Lord. I pray that I can be more like Jesus every day, I want to have a regenerated, transformed and broken heart, because I know that only then will I be able to be closer to You and be sensitive to hear Your voice.
Search me, Lord and know my heart, I know that all my thoughts are known to You and I pray that You will also work in my mind, I ask that everything I say and think reflects Your grace.
My great Father, give me a heart like David’s, I want to serve You, use me for Your work, may I be like a vase in the potter’s hands for You. I ask that my heart and spirit always carry Your truth, the joy and the peace that comes from above.
I am grateful because I know you are already working on me and every day I will seek to improve myself more in Your word. Once again I ask my heart to break!
It is in the name of Jesus that I pray and ask that my words reach You like a gentle perfume!Prayer of a mere servant of God
Who of you wants to love life and wants to see happy days? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from falsehood. Depart from evil and do good; seek peace with perseverance. The Lord’s eyes turn to the righteous and his ears are attentive to his cry for help; the face of the Lord is turned against those who do evil, to erase their memory from the earth. The righteous cry out, the Lord hears them and delivers them from all their tribulations. The Lord is close to those who have a broken heart and saves those with a broken spirit. The righteous goes through many adversities, but the Lord delivers him from all;Psalm 34: 12-19
God bless you!
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Abba, I thank You for reminding us that it’s about emptying self to be more refined in You…for it’s in our weaknesses we kindle our precious souls with Your presence, we are never alone! Lord help us ALL to be like minded, flowing in the fruits of the Spirit you’ve enabled to each of us& TY for the people you input daily in our path… Your will in each step🕆💓
Heal my heart and make it clean.
Open up my eyes to the things unseen.
Show me how to love like you.
Have loved me.
Break my heart from what breaks yours.
Everything I am for your kingdom’s cause.
As I walk on earth into, eternity.
– Hillsong Lyrics, song, Hossana
TY for those BLESSED WORDS💓
Pray his name who ever living and faithful and sure the heavenly father amen
I know that we have to be broken to be renewed in Jesus. I just didn’t think that God would make my life so miserable. Life long poverty, crippling depression (caused by God’s absence/silence), absolute loneliness (God took everyone from me), complete uselessness (no skills/talents), hopeless, meaningless, never having prayers answered. I could keep going but I think you can see where I’m coming from. Is this what you mean by saying God break my heart? God breaks my heart, more, everyday that He refuses to interveen to rescue me from this miserable life. Quite frankly put, I’d rather be dead than stuck in this crappy life. But I think that God wants to keep me here to continue torturing me. Well thanks for the opportunity to say my piece. God Bless You, in Jesus name, Amen
Ken, read my comment under Joseph De Silva and have courage, he dose answer prayers and don’t allow the devil to drag you down with his lies about you.
Jesus Christ paid the ransom for our salvation and ushered in the more abundant life(Jh 10;10)but the devil wants to steal that from you,he dose this by firstly stealing the simplicity of the truth of God word and replacing it with lies and doubts and he keeps sending you the bills for your ransom.
Start telling the devil to back off because the bill has been paid in full and start claming your rights as a child (SON) of God (Jh 4:4) and as sons you are entitled to God’s GRACE(divine favour), MERCY (the withholding of merited judgment meaning we deserve to get stomped over by the devil BUT HE GOD DOSEN’T PERMIT the devil to do so)
and God’s endless supply (Eph 4:20)
Just be strong and of a good courage, build yourself with the truth of God’s Word and put on the shield of believing (what God says about you not the lies) it will quench every fiery dart the devil is throwing at you.
I encourage you to read the book of Ephesian and star claming God’s heart for you.
May the heavenly Father open the eyes of your understanding regarding his will for you through his MAGNIFIED WORD and the ACCOMPLISHED WORK of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
TIME TO GET MENDED NOT BROKEN.
God bless you brother.
Please don’t surrender to the devil. I have been in a similar situation. I even contemplated worse things but in the end I found solace in Christ. Today I am so happy and fulfilled. I start to imagine what joy I would have surrendered if I had yielded to the voice of the evil one.
Maybe God has a purpose for your life still. You can be an example for soneone else who is also struggling that you may not be aware of around you. Find comfort with Him, lean on Him. Try thinking of uplifting things instead of dwelling on the bad stuff. You are loved and being prayed for.
You’ve struggled endlessly & blame our Creator where our help comes from!? I can comprehend your pain for I’ve lived 61 years bullied torchered by others& like you self inflicted from own choices too…when do we hold accountability for our choices? I chose as a child & still suffer but never forget the importance of the BLOOD that covers us & who’s sacrifices forgave ALL, this is the ultimate sacrifice that was NOT DONE IN VAIN but to fulfill our FATHERS WILL! LOVE UNCONDITIONAL so quit looking at self for its not about you but what was done for all & if HE DOES NO MORE HE’S DONE ENOUGH…try volunteering in Hospice & seeing lifes value or helping someone else so self can get hopelessness back to loving hope in Who? Learn to love you!!! Its a free choice also👀🕆ALMIGHTY FATHER doesn’t create mistakes or doesnt say these things about you & promises He will not leave you nor forsake you…seek Whole heartedly His BELOVED PROMISES & realize you’re created in His image! Stand & be all u can with what he’s blessed upon u. HE LOVES USING LOWLY & BROKEN, look at His diciples & recheck His willed healings! Walk closer with Him HE’S LISTENING & REACHING OUT TO CARRY U!
Youre right to die is gain, but God says you are His creation in His image… His BELOVED SON was LOWLY beaten & oppressed to the point of death & reached out for our Father yet said not my will but Yours be done & He sits at the right hand of our Father so don’t limit u or give up for you are valuable to Him His purposes & His Kingdom! Notice the positions given to the suffering(s)! Shake them off , lay them down at the cross where your freedoms found! You are valuable & deserve being loved too!!! Don’t allow yourself to think less for thats not the word or truth of our CREATORS purpose in your creation nor does He make mistakes & He says you are fearfully & wonderfully made you touched my heart IMMENSELY & are loved endlessly👀🙊🙉🙈…ty for sharing🤗
Amen. This prayer was for me. Thank and God bless you.
But a broken and contrite spirit, you LORD will not despise.
Thank you Wow this really touched me and blessed me this morning
Sorry have to disagree with you on this, to pray to be broken, so that one can get closer to God and to get mended is fundamentally wrong.
You don’t break something so that you can get it mended, when it’s working perfectly fine.
Life is challenging and can at times get one discouraged to the point of being broken.
But praise be to our HEAVENLY FATHER for his Grace and his MERCY and Love, who knows that we at times can get to point of being broken, HAS provided us with the promises and direction and comfort via his WORD and his SON our complete savior from all sins and heartbreak. So that we can rise up from any situation or brokenness and be super conquerors.
Jesus Christ when God raised him from the dead lead all captivity captive, that includes every sin(past, present and future),every possible cause that can cause one to be broken and remain broken (EPH 4:8) this verse end with gifts being bestowed to us because of the accomplished work of our Lord.
1Co 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he break it,and said Take eat this is my body, which is broken for you:this do in remembrance of me.
Jesus Christ became broken so that we don’t have to be broken but when life breaks us we simply remember what Jesus Christ did for us and draw strength from him and rise up ( Phil 4:13 amplified version) I can do all things ( which he has called me to do) through Him who strengthens and empowers me( to fulfill His purpose – I am selfself-sufficient in Christ sufficiency: I am ready for ANYTHING and EQUAL to anything through HIM who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace)
Finally, I’ve two lovely daughters and I love them to bits and they don’t have to get broken so that they can be closer to me.I am their father and do my best to provide and protect them so that they can be raised up in a healthy environment and be confident kids.
Confident enough to know that when they get hurt or face challenges of life, they have a father who simply loves them inspite of not because of,that they can turn to and find help without being judged.
So you don’t have to get broken so that you can get closer to God, he simply LOVES and God is far better a FATHER THAN I CAN EVER BE.
God bless you and keep up the good work.
AMEN and God bless you
I believe what she means here is absolute surrender to God, just as she clearly define at the beginning that it’s recognising our limitation, that is where we don’t allow self to stand in the way of God for our lives. I have four wonderful children, by the grace of God, I have to constantly tell and teach them the right part of life, so their ability to follow through is what I believe she meant by broken heart. May the Lord grant us understanding in Jesus name 🙏.
AMEN sister and God bless you
There are different kinds of brokenness.
The one in the blog relates more to humility. We all at some point in our lives can use a bit more humility. God appreciates that and encourages it as in humbe yourself in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up.
We listen and are more pliable when we are humble. We get new and deeper lessons.
To your point, we are all saved already thanks to Jesus. We all are God’s cherished children now having accepted Christ. He did the hard work, was the sacrifice broken for our sins. No, we cannot be broken like that, but we can have a humbler spirit at times.
We are already in right relationship with God our father, but there are situations and circumstances that can make us feel closer to Him, to seek conference with Him more. Truthfully those tend to be the situations that are not happy, easy ones, but ones that test and try us, ultimately humbling us. Those make us pray and search scripture more and in the process we learn more about God and get closer to Him. In life, I grow closer to the ones I love when we work through problems together. At the time I am not happy about the problem, but afterward I am happy for the closeness. Amen!
Thanks to you both for such wonderful reminders. May God continue to bless you.
I hope the Holy spirit touches you to really understand what it means by being broken. Pls Read psalm 51: 17. Remain Blessed in christ.
Daily refining is necessary for the wiles of our enemy comes to seek & destroy until our Saviours return…the road is narrow & our eyes are to be on His promises & will to culminate ea of us to be more like His BELOVED SON… renewed by example & choice! Being broken is a daily surrender to rid one of self & to willfully be a part of what Christ has done, REFINED to submission of putting God first & allow Him to utilize us to our PURPOSE & be all we are meant to be! Father intervene & culminate Your will for ALL to YOUR GLORY✡🕆