A New Heart

Give me a new heart,

one that is pure and clean.

Give me a heart that forgives and forgets,

Not one that keeps grudges on a chart.

 

Give me a heart that will never stop loving,

one that comforts when there is grief,

that will always take another’s pain as my own.

Give me a heart that listens,

Not one that walks away without caring.

 

Give me a heart with unfaltering patience,

one that keeps going until the very end,

that will never once say, “I give up.”

 

Give me a heart that will never give in to selfish temptations,

one that will put another’s needs before my own.

Give me a heart that does not wish to be first or second,

but will be content to put myself third.

 

Give me a heart that is humble,

because a humble heart is always willing to serve.

A humble heart will be loving, patient, and unselfish.

Give me a heart that will not complain and grumble,

but one that will help others and my community,

one that will recognize that what is important is unity.

 

Change my heart, because I am so broken and bent.

My heart has known suffering and grief,

for I know I do not measure up to what I must be.

I remember the great words of Paul and know their truth,

“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—

of whom I am chief.”

 

I have been given a whole new heart,

one that is perfect and whole

because the one who bled and died

came to save my soul.

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