Each week for this season our devotions will be centered around the practice of PRAYER. Like the disciples we too have the opportunity to ask Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray.” We encourage you to read all prayers and Psalms out loud – let the words of Scripture fill your prayers!
Prayer of Confession
Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from Your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against Your holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and there is nothing good in us. O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore those who are penitent; according to Your promises declared unto all people in Christ Jesus our Lord. Grant that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life; to the glory of His name. Amen.
1 When I was in trouble I called upon the Lord,
and he hearkened to my calling.
2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips
and from a deceitful tongue.
3 What reward shall be given or done unto you, O false tongue?
Even mighty and sharp arrows, with hot burning coals.
4 Woe is me, that I am constrained to dwell in Meshech,
and to have my habitation among the tents of Kedar.
5 My soul has long dwelt among those
who are enemies of peace.
6 I labor for peace, but when I speak to them of it,
they make themselves ready for battle.
What is a talent or skill you possess that you are thankful for?
Take a few minutes and pray for your needs and the needs of those around you.
Lord, I confess that I do not see the spiritual battle we are in. As a result, I have not been alert. As a result, I have not stood firm against the lies of the enemy. Please forgive me. Renew me. Forgive US. Renew US.