From Simple Prayers, Day 65
I DRAW NEAR TO YOU, GOD
I am grateful to You, O God, for the blessing of your forgiveness. I thank You that in Christ, You set me free from the guilt of the past and give me hope for the future.
Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I tell you, not seven times, but up to seventy times seven.” (Matthew 18:21–22)
Take a moment to ask the Spirit to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness.
THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE
There is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom I live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom I live. (1 Corinthians 8:6)
After His resurrection, Jesus said to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, “Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter His glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself. Later, He appeared to His disciples and said to them, “These are the words I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything must be fulfilled that is written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” (Luke 24:26–27, 44)
I LISTEN TO YOUR WORDS OF TRUTH
Because I love You, You will deliver me; You will protect me, for I acknowledge Your name. I will call upon You, and You will answer me; You will be with me in trouble, You will deliver me and honor me. (Psalm 91:14–15)
MY RESPONSE TO YOU, LORD
I will prepare my mind for action and be self-controlled, setting my hope fully on the grace to be brought to me at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:13)
I will be self-controlled and alert; my adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. But I will resist him, standing firm in the faith, knowing that my brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. (1 Peter 5:8–9)
Lord, I thank You that You are the source of all things and that the resurrected Christ perfectly fulfilled the Scriptures. I thank You for Your deliverance, and I ask that I would be self-controlled and firm in my faith.