On the radio yesterday I heard one of those songs they play over and over again. You know one of those songs that you hear so often that you don’t even hear it playing. You know the melody, but the lyrics you haven’t really paid attention to. Well, until you go through a tough time in your life, then all of a sudden you hear all the lyrics playing to all the songs you’ve never fully taken note of before.
That song for me yesterday was by Sidewalk Prophets called Keep Making Me, literally a song from 2012 but of course Christian Radio Stations don’t seem to take songs off their playlists. I haven’t fully ever listened to the lyrics until that moment yesterday. I was about to change the station when I heard the first three lines “Make Me Broken”.
It is a song filled with the reminder that we are asking to be empty so that we can long for God to be our “one desire” and our “one true love”. The song understands what our hearts are having to learn through this prayer challenge, that we are asking God to make us broken so that we can be aware that He is all we have and all we need!
That is a completely different prayer than the normal “thanks for being good, thanks for the blessings in my life, and here are a list of requests you could help me with”. When we want to know intimately the transformative power of God’s presence in our life, we start asking to be broken so that God can take apart the pieces of us and add the beauty to our lives of all He is.
This is no easy ask, but the fruit of who we become when God breaks us is unwavering. Let’s continue on Day 3 of our Prayer Challenge, again, with the same prayer but emphasizing with more confidence that God renew us, restore us, and fill us with all that He is:
You are Lord of all the earth and yet you know my name. You are great, you are grand, you are glorious, and yet you sit by my side and care for my heart. I am thankful for you God. Not just for what you have done or what I know you will do, I praise you for being the God that you are, and the God I never want to stop drawing closer to. Bring me in closer today as I renew my heart to form it more like yours.
Infect me. May I feel your Spirit dwell in my veins. Become a part of my being. Help all that I am morph into all that you are.
Cleanse me Lord from the world that has snared me. Release me from this poison mixed in with my blood from this earthly flesh. Help me to feel the blood of Jesus cleansing the parts of my soul that are broken.
Renew me. Refresh my heart, restart my mind, and recharge my body that it be fueled with the fire of your spirit. Take reign in this place, take reign over the crevices of dirt and dust hidden in the corners of my inner being. Heal me Lord, in the way only you can.
Make me new. Make me like you. You bring life Lord, live in me!
Deliver me, every part of me. I belong to you. Rid me of all things that don’t belong here in your child. Break the bonds of forces connected to me that are not connected to you. Release me from the spirits that have no home here in your vessel.
You are my home. The authority of Jesus on the Cross and overcoming the face of death and the grave is my victory, my hope, and my proclamation today. Let the truth of who you are, and the alive presence that you have within me consume me today so that nothing can thwart what you are doing in and through me.
I am yours Lord, and I am unworthy. Consume me to be used by you, to be intimate with your love so that I don’t chase it anywhere else. I invite you into my heart, into my mind, and part of my body Lord.
You are my King. Let me feel the authority and title of what it means to be your child. To be known by you, protected by you, cared for by you, loved by you and the Daughter/Son of a King.
Remind me of who you are, I praise you for who you are. Help me to live today remembering that who you are is developing me to be who I am transforming to be. Let your light shine through me for the world to see more of you and less of me.
I believe in your power Lord, and I believe you are alive in me. Restore me Lord that I may reflect the image that you have created within me.
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