40 Heart Cleansing Prayers

40 Heart Cleansing Things to Give Upwith God’s Help

  1. Fear of Failure – You don’t succeed without experiencing failure. Just make sure you fail forward.

  2. Your Comfort Zone – It’s outside our comfort zones where new discoveries are made.

  3. Feelings of Unworthiness – You are fearfully and wonderfully made by your creator. (see Psalm 139:14)

  4. Impatience – God’s timing is the perfect timing.

  5. Retirement – As long as you are still breathing, you are here for a reason. You have a purpose to influence others for Christ. Our work is not always tied to a paycheck.

  6. People Pleasing – I can’t please everyone anyway. There is only one I need to strive to please.

  7. Comparison – I have my own unique contribution to make and there is no one else like me.

  8. Blame – I am not going to pass the buck. I will take responsibility for my actions.

  9. Guilt – I am loved by Jesus and he has forgiven my sins. Today is a new day and the past is behind.

  10. Overcommitment – Do less better and accomplish more.

  11. Lack of Counsel – Wise decisions are rarely made in a vacuum.

  12. Impurity – Live lives pure and without blemish.

  13. Entitlement – The world does not owe me anything. God does not owe me anything. I live in humility and grace.

  14. Apathy – Life is too short not to care.

  15. Hatred – Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21).

  16. Negativity – I will put the best construction on everything when it comes to other people. I will also minimize my contact with people who are negative and toxic.

  17. The Spirit of Poverty – Believe that with God there is always more than enough and never a lack.

  18. Going Through the Motions – The more you invest yourself, the more you will get back.

  19. Complaint – Instead of contributing to the problem, be the solution.

  20. The Pursuit of Happiness – God wants something greater and more lasting than happiness. It is called joy.

  21. Bitterness – The only person I am hurting by holding on to this is myself.

  22. Distraction – Life is filled with distractions that will take our eyes off the prize.

  23. Giving up – God never gives up on us.

  24. Mediocrity – If you are going to do something, then give it all you got.

  25. Destructive Speech – Encourage one another and all the more as you see the day approaching (see Hebrews 10:25).

  26. Busyness – It is a badge of honor to be busy. But that does not always translate to abundance.

  27. Loneliness – With Jesus I am never alone. He is with me wherever I go.

  28. Disunity – If two of you agree on earth about anything, it will be done for them by the Heavenly Father (see Matthew 18:19)

  29. The Quick Fix – Rarely does true transformation happen overnight.

  30. Worry – God is in control and worrying will not help.

  31. Idolizing – Don’t assign anyone a standard they cannot live up to.

  32. Resistance to Change – Change is certain. It is not if we will change, but how we will change.

  33. Pride – Blessed are the humble.

  34. Small View of God – Don’t tell God how big your problem is, tell your problem how big your God is.

  35. Envy – I am blessed. My value is not found in my possessions, but in my relationship with my Heavenly Father.

  36. Ungratefulness – You have been blessed in a way greater than you realize.

  37. Selfish Ambition – God has a mission for me that is bigger than me.

  38. Self-Sufficiency – Jesus is my strength. I can do all things through him (see Philippians 4:13)

  39. Sorrow – Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5b)

  40. My Life – Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life (John 12:25).

 The List” by Rev. Phil Ressler at www.greaterthings.today. To find the full list and a link to Ressler’s book “40 Things to Give up for Lent and Beyond,” visit https://www.greaterthings.today/40-things-to-give-up-for-lent-the-list/.