Pray Radical: The Power of Brokeness - Pastor David Welch

August 22, 2021

In the third message of the sermon series, Pray Radical: If You Have the Courage, Pastor David reveals the second of four prayers that can have a radical effect in your life.

The Prayer

Psalm 51:7

“Let the bones You have broken rejoice”


Allowing the things that break you to speak reality into you – that you were broken before you knew it. To let them bring a spirit of humility and repentance and dependence into you.

How to Experience the Power of Brokenness:

  1. Believe in mercy

  2. Say the truth about you fully and clearly

  3. Ask God to cleanse you

  4. Pursue Him for being made new

  5. Begin to live in brokenness before Him

vs 17 -- “a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart”

Verses to Study

Psalm 51:6-8 (NASB)

Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being…Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness, Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.

Psalm 51:16-17 (NASB)

For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.

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