For many of us, our prayer lives consist of our constantly asking for what we think we need or for what would make our lives better; our thinking is more self-centered than Christ-centered. A contemporary music artist speaking on radio relayed a message presented by his pastor in which the pastor asked, “if God were to answer all of your prayers, would it benefit anyone other than yourself?”

“More Than Anything” is a prayer asking for forgiveness for our self-centeredness. Natalie’s message in this song is that we focus too much on our own present needs and problems and forget to focus on what God has already done on our behalf; rather than asking for more, we should be thanking Him for what He has already done. Our response to our desperate feelings or our brokenness is to add to the thousands of times we have asked for God to intervene rather than to focus on what He has already done for us. Our prayer of contrition should be, “Jesus, help me want the Healer more than the healing; help me want the Giver more than the giving! Oh Jesus, help me want You more than anything!