Thursday, April 10, 2008

The most dangerous prayer

From's Swerve Blog:

Do you truly want to make a difference in this world? Do you want generations to be different because you knew Christ? Do you want to lead a church that will impact your city, state, and the world? Do you want your preaching to awaken dormant spirits, stir complacent hearts, convict wayward sinners?

Then pray this prayer: “God, please break me.”

He will.

And when He does, you’ll be ruined—in the best sort of way.

  • Your heart will ache for those without Christ.
  • You’ll despise spiritual complacency.
  • You’ll see the darkness of your heart clearly.
  • You’ll be bothered deeply by things you used to easily overlook.
  • You’ll cry often and easily.
  • You’ll know Jesus more intimately.

“Break us… Oh, Lord! Break us!”

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Michael Krahn said...

I've done this a few times and it plays out exactly this way.

Oh the stories I could tell...

Anonymous said...

That is a powerful concept that is lost among most Christians! I am convicted. Thank you for the great reminder!

Anonymous said...

Love to you, brother.