Heart to Heart
“…because your heart was penitent…”
Join me in my prayer:
“Dear Lord Jesus, I come before your presence today, to praise, glorify, exalt and magnify your most holy and wonderful name. I come to you happy and sad. Happy, because you are my God and my Savior, and I can always approach your throne with boldness and confidence. Sad, because I have sinned against you once again and I am ashamed to be in your holy presence with my sin-stained hands.
You are my Lord and my sweet Redeemer. You are always in me, beside me and all around me. I thank you for your undeserved grace and everlasting salvation. Thank you for transforming my life and for making me a useful vessel for your glory. Thank you for forgiving me seventy times seven and beyond.
Only one thing I ask from Thee: A penitent and tender heart---a holy heart like king Josiah’s; a heart that worships only you.
Please Lord, take my hardened heart because of sin, and soften it with the “oil” of your Holy Spirit. Pull out---I beg of you---all the roots of bitterness from it and dissipate the clouds of doubt, so I can see your glorious face once again.
Give me a new heart oh Lord; a sensitive heart that stirs at the sound of your voice; that trembles every time your Word is preached or communicated in any other way. I humble myself before you my loving Father, because I need to listen from you…when you speak to me heart to heart.
Thank you Lord Jesus, amen.”