a Healed and Open Heart: prayer
Today, I am offering a short prayer for those of us who tend to withdraw emotionally. In her latest book, The Wall Around Your Heart, Mary DeMuth shows us how Jesus heals us when others hurt us. This is a powerful message. You don’t want to miss this great perspective on the Lord’s Prayer.
The following prayer is inspired by the first few pages of The Wall Around Your Heart. Maybe it’s for you. Maybe it’s for your friend.
Thank You Jesus
… for desiring that I receive Your wild, but abundant love, and then fling it joyfully in other people’s direction.
… for showing me how to live #openhearted.
… for showing me how to welcome, love, and endure all.
… grace to law violators and outcasts.
… wild love to friends who betrayed and denied You.
… the secrets to withstanding conflict, letting go of turmoil, and seeing God in His proper light.
In prayer I speak to You face-to-face, sharing my heart and burdens. I choose to worship You in the process. And I am reminded how big You are in comparison to my pain.
Teach me to stop walling off my heart in the aftermath of relationship pain.
I gave You joyful permission to deal with the villains in my life and heal me from untold stories.
Thank You for the trials and people who enter my life with the purpose of blowing away my chaff.
Help me to believe in Your wild affection for me and for the ones who hurt me.
You are my Healer.
About Jennifer O. White
I'm a simple wife who has discovered God's amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you've ever imaged.