Change my heart, O God

Change my heart, O God. Eddie Espinosa* (1953– ). Written in 1982, this is is Eddie Espinosa’s best-known song. Espinosa tells the song’s story:  The year was 1982. I had been a Christian since 1969, but I saw a lot of things in my life that needed to be discarded. I had slowly become very complacent. I acknowledged my complacency, and I prayed to the Lord, ‘The only way that I can follow you is for you to change my appetite, the things that draw me away. You must change my heart! . . .’ Shortly thereafter, I was in my car on the way to my work, feeling a desire to draw near to God and with the wrestling still going on in my heart. Suddenly, a melody and some words began to flood through...

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