Daily Prayer for March 2, 2020

Daily Prayer for March 2, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 7
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q4
Q. 4. What is God?
A. God is a spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth.

Prayer: Our most glorious God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we bow before your majesty to ascribe to your the glory that is due to you. You alone are God, and there is no other. You have revealed yourself in your Word. You have told us who you are and what you have done and are doing. You have revealed yourself – your attributes and holy character – and we thank you for communicating those truths to us through your Word and Spirit. You are a God who is infinite. You have no beginning or end of days. You are from everlasting to everlasting, the Alpha and Omega, the great I am. Your infinite nature extends to all of your attributes. You are a God who is infinite in love; therefore, we can trust you. You are not like your creatures. Your love is steadfast and free from change. You will not love us today and hate us tomorrow. You love your people with an infinite love rooted in the Lord Jesus Christ. You proved the depths of your love by sending your only begotten Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins. We thank you, our God, for your infinite nature and eternal love. 

Forgive us, Father, for our shortcomings and transgressions against your Law. You have told us what is required of us, and we find that we come to the end of each day with many reasons to beg your forgiveness. We long to walk in all of your ways and do all that you have told us with our thoughts, words, and actions—grant to us to forgiveness that you promise in your Word. Bless us. Make your face to shine upon us today.

We cry out to you for the sake of our loved ones — our family and friends. We ask that it would please you to open their eyes and ears to the truth of the Gospel. Warn the, O Lord, of their imminent doom and fierce wrath of a holy God. Do what you have done for us as a God who delights in the salvation of sinners. Help them, Father. These things we pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and men. Amen. 

Scripture meditation:  Psa. 29; Psa. 19; Job 11:7-9; Rev. 1:8; Ex. 34; John 3:16; Rom. 5:8; 1 John 1:9



Previous editions of prayers through the Westminster Shorter Catechism:
WSC Q1 (1) – Feb. 24, 2020
WSC Q1 (2) – Feb. 25, 2020
WSC Q2 (3) – Feb. 26, 2020
WSC Q2 (4) – Feb. 27, 2020
WSC Q3 (5) – Feb. 28, 2020
WSC Q4 (6) – Mar. 1, 2020

Daily Prayer for March 1, 2020

Daily Prayer for March 1, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 6
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q4
Q. 4. What is God?
A. God is a spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth.

Prayer: Our God in heaven, you are infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, and we bless your Name today because you alone are worthy of our praise. There is nothing in all creation that is like you. While mere man attempts to recreate your image, they only show their ignorance and folly. Because you are a Spirit, it is impossible to fashion you in any earthly way rightly. We have learned from your Word how much you despise the efforts of man to fashion you after things above, or things on the earth, or things under the earth. Forgive us, O God, when we fall prey to that temptation. Your Word declares that there is no God like you. Therefore, we were made to worship you. Help us to do so with our lives. May we stand in awe of you as the one who is infinite, eternal, and unchangeable. 

Grant to us a greater love for you, our God. Help us to come into your presence with singing and with joy in our heart because you alone have made us and we are yours. We thank you for your work of redeeming a people through your Son. In Christs’ Name. Amen. 

Scripture meditation:  John 4:24; Psa. 100; Ex. 20:4; Jer. 10:6



Previous editions of prayers through the Westminster Shorter Catechism:
WSC Q1 (1) – Feb. 24, 2020
WSC Q1 (2) – Feb. 25, 2020
WSC Q2 (3) – Feb. 26, 2020
WSC Q2 (4) – Feb. 27, 2020
WSC Q3 (5) – Feb. 28, 2020

Daily Prayer for February 28, 2020

Daily Prayer for February 28, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 5
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q3
Q. 3. What do the Scriptures principally teach?
A. The Scriptures principally teach what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man.

Prayer: Our glorious God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we bless your name today, thankful for the privilege to come to you to pray and to plead and to ask those things that we need each day. We know that you have invited us to come to you and to worship you in prayer. You are worthy of our worship because you are majestic and holy, a God of kindness and grace. We thank you for your grace and for not treating us as our sins deserve. We often profess with our mouths one thing, yet in our behavior, our lives contradict those things. Forgive us, Father, for our duplicity. Forgive us for hearts that are prone to wander fro your Word. 

As your sheep, you have not left us alone. You shepherd us through your Word, teaching us all that you would have us know about you. You have been gracious to tell us who you are and what you have done to redeem your people. You have shed the light of your Word into our hearts so that we would rightly know what we are to believe about you. We are grateful for the clarity of the Scriptures and what it calls us to do as your people. You have told us what you require from all mankind, and especially what you require from those whom you rescued and saved from sin. Help us to walk in your ways by meditating deeply upon your Word. Grant to us your Holy Spirit so we can rightly understand the truths of the Scriptures and behold your glory and follow you as our Good Shepherd. As your sheep, we hear your voice in the Scriptures and desire to follow you. Grant to us what you command us, O Lord!

Today we ask that you would be with your church, and especially those men you have called to proclaim your Word to your people. Help them as they labor in the study—grant to them insight and understanding. Give them clarity of thought and mind so they may prepare a meal for your people. Grant them your Spirit and give them grace we ask in the name of Christ, our Lord. Amen. 

Scripture meditation: 1 Peter 5:7; Psa. 29; Gen. 1:1; John 20:31; Rom. 10:17; 2 Tim. 3:15; Deut. 10:12-13; Josh. 1:8; Psa. 119:105; 2 Tim. 4:1-5



Previous editions of prayers through the Westminster Shorter Catechism:
WSC Q1 (1) – Feb. 24, 2020
WSC Q1 (2) – Feb. 25, 2020
WSC Q2 (3) – Feb. 26, 2020
WSC Q2 (4) – Feb. 27, 2020

Daily Prayer for February 27, 2020

Daily Prayer for February 27, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 4
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q2
Q. 2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?

A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.

Prayer: Our Father, who art in heaven, we bless your name today. You are the one true God, and there is no other. You are a God of lovingkindness and compassion. You are good and great, and the alone sovereign of heaven and earth. You have made all that we see and do not see. You have made us in your likeness, with your image stamped upon our heart. Therefore, we are to bless you and honor you and glorify you with our lives. 

As we consider you Word given to men where you revealed your righteous laws and demands, we confess, Father, that we fall short of that glory you demand from us. We are sinners, and we sin. We do not love you, as you have commanded. We have not loved and revered your Word given to us. We fail to deeply consider it as that which provides us with life and hope. You have been pleased to tell us how we, as your creatures, may glorify you in all that we do. You have given us your moral law – summarized in the Ten Commandments — and as we read them and contemplate them, we see how much we need the Savior. Forgive us for failing you. Forgive us for not loving you as we should. Forgive us for not drinking deeply from your Word that tells us how to live righteous and holy lives before you. 

Today we pray for our loved ones who stand under your righteous condemnation because the blood of the Passover Lamb does not cover them. We ask that you would be pleased to rescue them from Egypt, that place of sin and bondage that has blinded their eyes to the truth of the Gospel. Father, you delight in the salvation of sinners, and we ask that you would save those in our families from a tragic and Christless eternity.

Help us, today, to love, serve and glorify you in all that we do we pray in the name of the one who did all that we could never do, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Scripture meditation: Ex. 34; Psa. 115:3; Dan. 4; Gen. 1:27-31; Rom. 3:23; Matt. 5:13-16; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 1 Cor. 5:7



Previous editions of prayers through the Westminster Shorter Catechism:
WSC Q1 (1) – Feb. 24, 2020
WSC Q1 (2) – Feb. 25, 2020
WSC Q2 (3) – Feb. 26, 2020

Daily Prayer for February 26, 2020

Daily Prayer for February 26, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 3
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q2
Q. 2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?

A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.

Prayer: Our most glorious and majestic God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we bless your holy Name as we come to you to praise you and pray to you. We thank you that you are our Father, who is ready and able to help your children. We thank you that you alone are sovereign and mighty, able to do all that you desire for the glory of your kingdom and the good of your church. 

We thank you that you made us to glorify you in all that we do or say and that you have not left us to figure out how we are to do that. In your kindness, you penetrated the darkness by giving us the light of your Word. In it, we find your precepts, testimonies, laws, and commands and learn how to bring you honor as we live our lives. We are thankful for the Word of the living God that can make us wise unto salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Your Word is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and instruction in righteousness. Teach us, through your Spirit, the many things you have given in the Scriptures so we may truly honor you, in love, through obedience. Forgive us, Lord, for failing to read, meditate and obey your Word. 

We ask that you would glorify your Name today through our lives and actions. We plead with you to bring many to yourself — our friends and family who do not know you. We ask that you would be pleased to advance the kingdom of grace, bringing glory to yourself and good to your church. Help us, today, to love you and serve you. We pray these things in the Name of the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Scripture meditation: Rom. 8:15; Psa. 115:3; 2 Tim. 3:16; 1 John 1:3; Psa. 119; Heb. 4:12; 1 Tim. 3:15



Previous editions of prayers through the Westminster Shorter Catechism:
WSC Q1 (1) – Feb. 24, 2020
WSC Q1 (2) – Feb. 25, 2020

Daily Prayer for February 25, 2020

Daily Prayer for February 25, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 2
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q1
Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.

Prayer: Our God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we bow before your majesty today to bless your glorious Name and give thanks to you for revealing yourself to us and giving us your divine will for our lives. We thank you for making us in your image and creating us to glorify you in all that we do. We praise you that you are a God that we can enjoy. We thank you that as we seek to do all that you have commanded, we enjoy your presence now, and look forward to the fullness of it in the future—grant to us a greater desire to love you and to serve you. Though we are creatures of dust, we are thankful that you have determined to save your people from sin. We are grateful that you have promised to be our God. Help us, by your Spirit, to look to you as our Father, who loves us and desires to bless and help us. 

We pray that you would cause all men everywhere to do your will as the angels do in heaven. May you, our God, be pleased to glorify yourself through all that you decree. Be pleased to do exceedingly, abundantly beyond anything we can imagine or think or ask. Thank you for hearing us, through Christ, the Mediator, and Savior. Amen. 

Scripture meditation: Psa. 73:25-26;Matt. 6; Luke 11; Eph. 3:20, 21 



Previous editions of prayers through the Westminster Shorter Catechism:
WSC Q1 (1) – Feb. 24, 2020