Prayer for a Broken Heart, based on Psalm 51

Sacred Heart 3Prayer 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

ALL:
Break my heart, O God.
Crack it that I may see what you see
Crush it that I may mourn as you mourn

Fashion it again, that I may want what you want
Breath into it again the breath of new life, that I may love as you love

Receive my heart and make it your throne
make it your home,
now and always, Amen.

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Be sure to also check out Inward Truth, a wonderful prayer and reflection by Steve Garnaas-Holmes

© 2021 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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