Revive My Heart: A Prayer for the Broken Places

Revive my heart broken places

Revive my heart, dear Jesus

Rescue me from this broken place

From this bitter poison running through my veins.

This place of keeping silent and stuffing down the hurt

Because I’m afraid to speak the words of truth.

The words of “I’m sorry” and “You hurt me.”

The words of “Not enough” and “Hold me.”

The words of “Forget it” and “Don’t leave me.”

The words of honesty.

Silence has been my captor

Precision and perfection my chains

Maintaining that put-together exterior my aim.

But deep in the recesses of my soul

My heart has cried

With words unspoken

Unheard by everyone else but you.

You who formed me

You who knew me before I was.

And you’ve known the secrets I’ve long ignored:

That honesty brings healing

And tears actually bring hope

And darkness brought to light breeds freedom.

revive my heart broken places

You knew your creation even when I was buried under the muck

And for years you’ve been sweeping me clean with your love.

Dear heart, stay near as He washes you white

Not only from your sin

But also so you’re not afraid of the sight

Of yourself standing raw and bare

As you say to the world

“Take it or leave it,

I know who I am:

A child of strength and dignity

Clothed in love and grace.

A soul with nothing to prove

Only the need to stay locked with the Lord’s gaze.

Live in His love!

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