A Prayer of Surrender
This video portrays a simple prayer of surrender. This prayer of surrender is something that can encourage believers to come before God and face the truth of their human weakness, brokenness and frailty. Many believers are burdened with pressure of having to have it all together. To appear perfect before their Christian brothers and sisters. This prayer offers a refreshing release from such a burden with heartfelt honesty before God.
At the very heart of worship is a life surrendered to God. It’s in those moments, when we let go of everything and lay our lives down, that we truly answer the call to worship. Worship requires surrender. Surrender of self, surrender of all and a heartfelt desire to honor God with our whole life.
There are many Examples in the bible of Believers coming before God and praying similar prayers when confronted with their own weakness and human frailty. One that comes to mind is the prophet Isaiah in the Old Testament. When he comes before God he says:
1 The year King Uzziah died I saw the Lord! He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the Temple was filled with his glory. 2 Hovering about him were mighty, six-winged angels of fire. With two of their wings they covered their faces, with two others they covered their feet, and with two they flew. 3 In a great antiphonal chorus they sang, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is filled with his glory.” 4 Such singing it was! It shook the Temple to its foundations, and suddenly the entire sanctuary was filled with smoke.
5 Then I said, “My doom is sealed, for I am a foul-mouthed sinner, a member of a sinful, foul-mouthed race; and I have looked upon the King, the Lord of heaven’s armies.”
6 Then one of the mighty angels flew over to the altar and with a pair of tongs picked out a burning coal. 7 He touched my lips with it and said, “Now you are pronounced ‘not guilty’ because this coal has touched your lips. Your sins are all forgiven.”
10 “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a proud, self-righteous Pharisee, and the other a cheating tax collector. 11 The proud Pharisee ‘prayed’ this prayer: ‘Thank God, I am not a sinner like everyone else, especially like that tax collector over there! For I never cheat, I don’t commit adultery, 12 I go without food twice a week, and I give to God a tenth of everything I earn.’
13 “But the corrupt tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed, but beat upon his chest in sorrow, exclaiming, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner.’ 14 I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home forgiven! For the proud shall be humbled, but the humble shall be honored.”
Other Similar Prayer of Surrender Scriptures:
Job 11:13, Matthew 22:37, Romans 12:1, Matthew 16:24,