Why Pray Heart Scriptures?
‘We can aim our prayers at circumstances, and we should, if God leads us to. But it is much more effective to aim them toward the heart. Your prayers will soften your loved ones’ hearts, so they can hear the voice of God and turn away from their sin. If you aim your prayers directly towards the heart, you will see answers more quickly. Why? Circumstances may change, but unless the heart changes, it is likely that your prodigals will repeat their past choices. When praying for someone else’s heart, it is their decision to respond, but your prayers will open the door for the Holy Spirit to cultivate and soften their heart. Praying daily will cause hearts to be more receptive to God’s voice. Then you can effectively zero in on the other promises they need for their situations.’
As you pray, the Holy Spirit will soften the stony heart and bring to the surface any rocks of offense, painful memories, or hard-to-break habits so they can be easily removed.
Father, I thank you that __________’s heart is in Your hand; turn it like rivers of water towards Your will. (Prov 21:1 NKJ)
Circumcise her/his heart and open it to the gospel; and remove all hindrances so she/he can obey Your truth. (Deut 30:6 RSV)
Thank You, Father, that You have promised to give ________a new heart and put a new spirit within her/him; and that You will take away her/his heart of stone and give her/him a heart of flesh.
*Please note these are not direct “quotes,” but prayers based on God’s precious Word.
Excerpt taken from Mud On My Knees E-Book.
Find the complete teaching and more heart scriptures to pray in our “Mud on My Knees” Prayer E-Book.