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Prayer of Repentance
by Michael Tummillo
08/25/11
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A Prayer of Repentance

Father God, we are in the midst of a drought - a very bad one.

I am not coming to you asking that you cause it to rain.

I'm not declaring that rain should come because I say so, even if I say so in Jesus' Name.

I'm not binding devils either.

I AM begging you for something, Father. I'm asking - if the drought upon our land is the manifested reflection of the dryness in our souls - that you would give us the grace to change that. Beginning in my OWN life.

If I am too easily distracted from my spiritual disciplines - prayer, fellowship, Bible study - help me to re-prioritize my lifestyle.

If I keep embracing the sins that so easily beset me, all the while pointing fingers at those who are bound by sins more obvious than my own, I declare Jesus to be Lord of those issues and I hereby receive the grace to renounce and reject those sinful inclinations and habits.

If I don't see my job for the ministry it truly is, help me to renew my mind to the truth; it is as important as anything that happens in any church building.

If I am so immersed in Religion, with its traditions and rituals, that I cannot see the need for intimate Relationship with you, Lord, minister correction to me. Don't let me be deceived!

If I am too bent on my denomination to see the Holy Spirit using others who are not "doing it" my way, open my eyes, Lord! You are willing and able to use ALL who are willing to be used.

If I have been so programmed that the very word "Church" conjures up pictures of steepled buildings rather than two or three people gathered in Jesus' Name, please de-program me.

If, when I think of "worship," I think of a sing-along, renew my mind to the truth that worship is a lifestyle and I should worship you with my time, talents, home and my money, too.

If my thinking is bogged down and I've come to believe REAL ministry can only take place in a church building and must be administered by professional clergymen, thank you for renewing my mind. I, too, am available!

If I don't really love those people for whom Jesus died, preferring instead, those who are clean, call themselves "Christian" and, frankly, look more like me, HELP ME! I want to be more useful for the Kingdom's sake!

If I don't seek opportunities to serve, love and help others to grow in their faith, change my heart, Father. For I am no more than a clanging bell or cymbal.

If anyone is attracted to me for any reason other than Christ in me, the Hope of Glory, minister correction and change my very reason for living.

If I have embraced the lie that what I've come to know as "church" is truly what Jesus had in mind, help me to discover why the Followers of Christ are experiencing phenomenal growth only in places where there is persecution and there are no multi-million dollar buildings, no high-dollar preachers, no overhead costs, no musical instruments and sound systems and, often, no Bibles.

Father, I realize there are changes that need to be made in our Christian culture. I prefer those changes begin in my very own life!

Let ME be the one you live through and love through.

Let ME be the one you heal and comfort through.

Let ME be the one you shine the light of Christ through.

Let ME be the one through whom you advance the Kingdom.

Let ME be the one you change this community through.

I am available, Father. Grant me the grace to begin these changes in my very own home so I can "get it right in private" before "going public" with my faith.

Please, Lord, convict multitudes to pray this prayer of repentance - to change their minds - so that our lives would become fertile and produce fruit. May the very land we dwell upon be so watered that it, too, once again produces a bountiful harvest, just as we produce a harvest of souls. Grace to us all!

Thank you, Father. I pray these things in Jesus' Name. Amen!





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