Praying through Psalm 23 on Good Friday

Today, my devotional readings brought me to Psalm 23, a most beloved portion of God's Word. On Good Friday, we remember that a sword was awakened against the Chief Shepherd when Jesus was crucified on Calvary's cross (Zechariah 13:7) so that we might experience today and for eternity the intimate, shepherding care of our Lord. … Continue reading Praying through Psalm 23 on Good Friday

Prayer of Confession of Sin – Luke 24:13-35

Almighty God, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, we are unworthy of Your pardoning grace. For we have not believed Your promises, nor trusted in You, our Living Lord. Through worldliness of spirit, we have not discerned Your presence with us. Through discouragements and disappointments, our hearts have not burned within … Continue reading Prayer of Confession of Sin – Luke 24:13-35

A Prayer Guide through Psalm 32

Psalm 32 I would encourage you to read through Psalm 32 above by clicking on the link. The following is a prayer guide through Psalm 32. Reflect on the prayers below. Internalize them by reading them slowly. Then, make the ones that stand out to you your own by praying through them in your own … Continue reading A Prayer Guide through Psalm 32

A Prayer for those Facing Conflict and Dissension

O Father, Jesus Christ is among us as our peace, but we are a people divided against ourselves as we cling to the values of a broken world. We long for the end of hostilities in our families, with our friends and in our world. We confess that we are often anxious and angry over … Continue reading A Prayer for those Facing Conflict and Dissension

Prayer of Confession of Sin – Philippians 2:1-11

Holy and gracious Father, You have a most scandalous way of rescuing proud people: The One who possesses real authority to assert His rights lays them aside to humbly serve and die for us. We beseech Your forgiveness for our pride which has destroyed our ability to truly love and care for others. We confess … Continue reading Prayer of Confession of Sin – Philippians 2:1-11

Prayer of Confession of Sin – Psalm 95

According to a simple reading of Psalm 95, My love, adoration and joy in you has been too measured and too contained.  Tim and Kathy Keller write in their devotional on this Psalm: "When the love of the immeasurably great and transcendent God of the universe becomes real to us, the joy should be uncontainable.”My … Continue reading Prayer of Confession of Sin – Psalm 95

A Prayer of Confession for Good Friday

Merciful Father, we meet each other today at the foot of the cross. We wait with each other as those who inflict wounds on one another: Have mercy on us. As those who spurn Your love for other loves: Be merciful to us. As those who put our trust in power and prestige: Be merciful … Continue reading A Prayer of Confession for Good Friday

When You Have Fallen in Your Spiritual Journey – A Prayer of Confession & Renewal

Good and gracious Lord, we praise and thank You that our moral failings do not take You by surprise. You told Peter he would deny you three times before the rooster crowed. Forgive us for the ways that we have denied You by loving the approval of others more than Yours. Grant us renewed boldness … Continue reading When You Have Fallen in Your Spiritual Journey – A Prayer of Confession & Renewal

Confessing Our Sin to the One who Restores Bruised Reeds (Matthew 12:20)

Father in heaven, we are those who have been bruised and broken by sin and the fall. We confess that we have bruised others by our harsh and critical words, our anger tempers, our betrayal, and our failed attempts at loving others well. The devil bruises us with his lies. We also bruise ourselves and … Continue reading Confessing Our Sin to the One who Restores Bruised Reeds (Matthew 12:20)