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A Genuine Prayer

08 Sep

This is a prayer that has challenged me ever since I heard it. It is a genuine prayer, full of the hard stuff every Christian should embrace, but we find so hard to do.

“May your heart break enough that compassion enters in
May your strength all be spent upon the weak
All the castles and crowns you build and place upon your head
May they all fall, come crashing down around your feet
May you find every step to be harder than the last
So your character grows greater every stride
May your company be of human insignificance
May your weakness be your only source of pride
What you do unto others, may it all be done to you
May you meet the One who made us
And see Him smile when life is through
May your blessings be many but not what you hoped they’d be
And when you look upon the broken
May mercy show you what you could not see
May you never be sure of any plans you desire
But you’d learn to trust the plan He has for you
May your passions be tried and tested in the holy fire
May you fight with all your life for what is true.”
(from Kendall Payne’s Pray)

Would you feel comfortable if someone prayed this over you? Would you pray this for others?

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Posted by on September 8, 2010 in Sanctification

 

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