praying for a change (3)

 
“Then the LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants so that you love the LORD your God with all your mind and with all your being in order that you may live. … But you will change and obey the LORD’s voice and do all his commandments that I’m commanding you right now.” (Deuteronomy 30.6,8 CEB)

LORD God,

Your wishes are commandments to me.

That your commandments would ever be my wishes is my prayer.

But how can I hear your voice unless I change?

And how can I change unless I obey?

You express your confidence in me that I will change.

And so I cling to your confidence, and pledge now not to break it.

Give your servant rest this evening that I may obey you with my whole being in the morning.

Make tomorrow a day in my life where living your ways are my greatest desire.

Amen.

praying for a change (2)

 

“Then the LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants so that you love the LORD your God with all your mind and with all your being in order that you may live. … But you will change and obey the LORD’s voice and do all his commandments that I’m commanding you right now.” (Deuteronomy 30.6,8 CEB)

My LORD, I want to live!

So yes, crack open my chest, cut into my heart, and excise any and all things dead.

With your great love, stitch me back together and help me find my rightful mind.

Do all this to this end: that I may live rightly, loving you supremely.

I will not return to my ruinous habits that put me here on the table.

I will change.

Amen.