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Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Prayer for 2011-Unsettle Me

Looking back through some of the devotional thoughts that have had special meaning for me during the last couple of years, I came across something that I ear-marked as a “keeper.” It is a prayer written by one of my favorite devotional authors, Lysa TerKeurst. I have adapted and taken ownership of this prayer for myself, for the new year:

UNSETTLE ME.

Unearth that remnant of unforgiveness.
Shake loose that justification for harshness.
Reveal that broken shard of pride.

Unsettle me in the best kind of way. For when I allow Your touch to reach the deepest parts of me, suddenly, a fresh wind of life twists and twirls and dances through my soul.

I can delight in forgiveness and love more deeply.
I can discover my gentle responses and find softer ways for my words to land.
I can recognize the beauty of humility.
I can rest assured that even though harsh winds blow, I will be held by Him.

Goodbye shallow love, sharp words, and self-focus. Welcome deeper love, softer words, unleashed intimacy, and the certainty I am held.

Welcome my unsettled heart.
Welcome 2011.

2 comments:

Keith Wilson said...

Very nicely worded and insightful.

ROC REV said...

Wow. Wow. Not to say you needed to, but I really can see/feel how you have applied this. God answers prayer. I need this too.