Prayer for a Broken Heart
ONE: Psalm 51:17 (NRSV)
The sacrifice acceptable to God
is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart,
O God, you will not despise.
Dr. Steve Harper reminds us, “broken and contrite hearts– hearts pulverized (meaning of the Hebrew) down to a powder, so that the Breath of God can blow us in divine directions.”
Time of Silent Confession
Break my heart, O God.
Crack it that I may see what you see
Crush it that I may love as you love
Grind it that I may want what you want
Press it that I may serve as you serve
Take it and make it your throne
make it your home,
now and always, Amen.
© 2016 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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