Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A relationship prayer

I heard this prayer tonight beautifully spoken and delivered by Dan Allender and it really spoke to me. I changed the words of his original prayer just a little but much of the content still remains the same. His message tonight was on leadership but this prayer touches on all kinds of relationships. It’s a beautiful prayer filled with great humility. It’s honest, real and I think very relatable especially for those who take the time to face the dark parts of their hearts. It stopped me in my tracks when I was listening to it and I wanted to share this with you in hopes that it might bless someone else as well.

Father, Son, Spirit, we love you, we trust you, and we bless you. We know and acknowledge that You are always up to good in our lives. Father, we ask that You help us when we begin to delve in and face the dark parts of our hearts and begin to look at those sections of our own way of relating to others that are contrary to what you desire. We find ourselves reacting based on feelings of frustration and disappointment. And we understand that what you want for us is not merely a sense of conviction but rest for our souls, that we can turn this over to You, that we can trust that He who began a good work in us will complete it [Philippians 1:6]. Father, we ask that you would bring us to a greater sense of openness. Son, will you speak to us with greater clarity and Spirit will you mature us to become more and more like Jesus. Father we ask that you would hear this humble prayer and be at work in us and allow our hearts to move forward honoring the gifts you have given us so that our lives will reflect the kingdom of God in all regards. We ask this in Your precious and powerful name. Amen.