3 Prayers to Soften and Heal Hard Hearts
Take a walk through a few prayers to soften our cold, hard hearts, inspired by the story of Jacob’s ladder or stairway to Heaven in Genesis 28, where God spoke to Jacob, blessed him, and promised not to leave him.
1. Father, thank You for who You are
Before you start praying for a softened heart and healed spirit, worship the Lord God for who He is, according to Genesis 28. Jacob received the Lord’s blessing and named the place Bethel, but he didn’t look up in gratitude.
2. Holy Spirit, give me insight into my heart
We see Jacob’s heart was self-centered, cold, and closed in Getting the Love You Wantu2013 Genesis 27. Ask God to reveal the hardness of your heart; I pray for a softened heart, an unselfish love, and a compassionate spirit.
3. Jesus, soften and heal hard hearts – both mine and theirs
I’m not sure whose heart you’re praying for or why that heart is hard, but I do know that you need to humbly bow down and pray for a softened heart free of cold, hard fear.
How do you pray to soften someone’s heart?
Thank you for Your holy presence, for the love and gift of Jesus! Help me experience You more deeply. Holy Spirit, I pray for Your wisdom and guidance in my heart…and in the hearts of those I love.
How do you soften your heart to God?
How to Soften Your Heart in the Presence of God
- Begin by praying for a softer heart.
- A relationship with God softens your heart.
- Understand why your heart has hardened.
- See the Harm of Hardening Your Heart.
- Ask for Forgiveness for a Hardened Heart.
How do I know if God has hardened my heart?
Lack of ability to perceive, remember, or grasp events or ideas coming from God. Insensitivity to sin, sinfulness. Failure to follow God’s commands, the way of Jesus, or the voice of the Holy Spirit.
What does God say about a clean heart?
u201cCreate in me a pure heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me; do not cast me away from thy presence; and do not take away thy holy spirit from me; restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit; then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted to thee.u201d
What is God’s rod and staff?
The staff and the rod are two pieces of the same tool that work together in God’s gentle hands to remind us of His everlasting faithfulness and love. As children of God, we can take a deep breath knowing that He is always with us, always protecting us, always guiding us, and always offering us a place of peace and rest.
What causes a hardened heart?
Heart calcification can be triggered by normal aging, conditions like kidney disease or diabetes, or even physical trauma to the chestu2014but the exact mechanism is still unknown.
How do you open your heart to the Holy Spirit?
how to be more receptive to the Holy Spirit
- How to be open to the Holy Spirit.
- Open up your hands.
- Declare openness over yourself.
- Put in the time, but no more striving.
- Get to know the Father.
- Focus on the Giver, not the gift.
- Practice fearlessness and dream bigger.
How do I stop my heart from hardening?
Choose healthy fats over saturated and trans fats, such as those found in olive and vegetable oils, avocados, fatty fish, nuts, and seeds, and keep a close eye on sweets. Added sugars, rather than those found naturally in fruits, can raise heart risks.
What does the Bible say about hardness of heart?
“Moses, because of your hardness of heart, permitted you to divorce your wives,” Jesus said before the verse you quoted, “but it was not so from the beginning” (Matthew 19:8). Divorce is a sin, but “if anyone belongs to Christ, then he is made new.”
Why did God hardened Pharaoh’s heart?
So, according to God, He hardened Pharaoh’s heart so that He would have to send the plagues on Egypt in order to demonstrate to both the Egyptians and the Israelites that He is the one true God. The Egyptians used to worship a plethora of gods, each with their own unique ability and realm of control.
What are the signs of a reprobate mind?
Symptoms of a depraved mind.
- God’s Word no longer convicts you.
- Your own conscience no longer convicts you when you do wrong.
- You begin to lose your ability to distinguish between right and wrong.
- You begin to call “GOOD” evil and “EVIL” good.
What does a hardened heart mean?
She hardened her heart against him after their breakup, and she stopped having kind or friendly feelings for him or caring about him.
What are the most powerful Bible verses?
My Top 10 Bible Verse Powerhouses
- 1 Corinthians 15:19. If our only hope in this life is in Christ, we will be the most miserable of all men.
- Hebrews 13:6. So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper
- I will not be afraid.”
- Matthew 6:26.
- Proverbs 3:5-6.
- 1 Corinthians 15:58.
- John 16:33.
- Matthew 6:31-33.
Who has clean hands and a pure heart?
u201cWho shall ascend into the Lord’s hill?u201d or u201cwho shall stand in his holy place?u201d u201cHe who hath clean hands and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul to vanity, nor sworn deceitfullyu201d (Psalm 24:3u20134). Brothers and sisters, it is possible to have clean hands but not a pure heart.
What is a pure hearted person?
Without malice, treachery, or evil intent; truthful; sincere; guileless.