Prayer for a heart after God’s own heart

Do you ever feel out of sync? Instead of things flowing freely, it seems like you stumble through life. Could it be due to not taking God into account? Are you keeping him at the fringes of your life? What might things look like if you truly trusted in him?

A heart after God’s own heart means you do your absolute best to go all in for the Lord. This doesn’t mean fanaticism. Instead, it’s a deep relationship, a holy bond. It’s hearing, obeying, and loving the Lord. You pay attention to what your heart needs and to what God gives you.

The result? You are in tune with the Spirit of God. Your life isn’t perfect, but you take things in stride. You avoid unnecessary suffering, and things gradually fall into place.

So call out to the Lord. Receive a graceful mix of humility and courage. Carry the Holy Spirit with you wherever you go. Then watch your life be filled with wonder and joy.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Jeremiah 29:11-13

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Prayer for a heart after God’s own heart

O mighty Lord,

I come to your presence. Here I find rest. I can’t get through this life on my own. Here I place my heart in your loving hands.

O blessed Lord, mold my heart to your heart.

Let me see as you see. Let me feel as you feel.

Let me love as you love. Let me give as you give.

This is the way of my Lord, my Savior Jesus Christ.

Let me not be afraid to open my heart to your Spirit of life everlasting.

May I trust in all you have prepared for me.

May I walk with you, O Lord, humble yet sure.

I am safe in your hands. Nothing can take me away from you.

My heart cries out for joy. My soul forever free.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

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