Daily Prayer for May 6, 2020

Daily Prayer for May 6, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 17
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q5
Q.5. Are there more Gods than one?
A. There is but one only, the living and true God.

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, you alone are glorious and majestic. All praise of men and angels are to be offered to you, the one true God of heaven and earth. We thank you for revealing yourself in the works of creation and through your Word. We know that you speak from the heavens each day with an unheard voice. We behold your glory every morning as the sun rises, and a new day begins. We praise you for your gift of the Scriptures, which explains your works in the world that you made. 

We confess to you, our God, that while your Word teaches that there is only one true and living God that we often sin by erecting other gods in our life. We confess to you the god of entertainment, money, relationship, and things. We are ashamed at how prone we are to creating an idol out of every good and perfect gift that you grant to us. Forgive us, Lord, and help us to fix our eyes on the beauty and majesty of the one true and living God of all creation. 

Help us, Father, as our God and sustainer, to walk in humility before you. Grant to us a willing spirit, boasting only in the Lord and not our work or labors. Give us a ready mind and heart to pursue your kingdom and righteousness all of our days. Encourage us with the comfort of your promise that you are our God, and we are your people, and you will bring us safely to our rest at the end of our days. We pray this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Scripture meditation:  Psa. 29; Psa. 19; Deut. 6:4; 1 Cor. 8:4-6; 1 Thess. 1:9; Jas. 1:17

Daily Prayer for May 5, 2020

Daily Prayer for May 5, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 16
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q5
Q.5. Are there more Gods than one?
A. There is but one only, the living and true God.

Prayer: Our God in heaven, you who are holy and glorious, we come to you today to adore you and praise you for who you are and what you have revealed about yourself. Your Word declares that there is only one God, and there is no other. Though we confess that we often fashion you in our image, at times, we know that your Word declares who you are, a God that is living and truthful. Your Word tells us that we are to hear from you only as you speak to us in your Word. We are thankful that you are the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. We praise you that as our God, your Word tells us that you are also our Savior. We are thankful that we can have access to you through your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

We confess our sin of idolatry. We are saddened at how often we place our hope and trust and affection on the things of this life. Please forgive us and renew our hearts with a greater understanding of who you are, as revealed in the Scriptures. 

We ask that you would help us to live our lives before you today in a way that would please you, the God of heaven, who is the alone God of all creation. We pray this in Christs’ Name. Amen.

Scripture meditation:  Deut. 6:4; Isa. 44:6; Isa. 45:21-22; 1 Cor. 8:4-6; Jer. 10:10; John 17:3; 1 Thess. 1:9; 1 John 5:20

Daily Prayer for May 3, 2020

Daily Prayer for May 3, 2020

Prayer: Our Glorious God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we adore you today, and thank you for giving to us another Lord’s Day when we can come and serve you with holy fear and reverence, rejoicing as we come to the house of the Lord. We delight in your name and thank you that you are our God and we are your people. 

As we pray this morning, we are mindful of our sins and transgressions. We know and confess that we fall short of your glory. We long to love you with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength, and our neighbor as we love ourselves. We are ashamed of how rarely we look at our hearts and see the failures while, at the same time, express so little grace to others. Forgive us, Father, for our pride and arrogance and our tendency to be judgmental about everyone’s faults. Forgive us for being overly critical of one another, your people of whom your Son loves, nourishes, guides, and directs. Forgive us for every unkind, graceless, mean-spirited word that comes from our lips. Rid out of our black hearts these things and grant to us the forgiveness that you promise in your Word.  

We plead with you to show us your glory today as we gather to worship you. We beg for more of the Holy Spirit as we sing, pray, and hear your Word read and preached. Grant mercy to us and help us to listen to what your Son says to his church today. We pray this in His Name. Amen. 

Scripture meditation:  Ex. 20:8; Psa. 2:11; Psa. 122:1; Rom. 3:23; Mark 12:30, 31; Eph. 4:31, 32; 1 John 1:9

 
Daily Prayer for April 28, 2020

Daily Prayer for April 28, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 15
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 Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. We bless and adore your majesty and beauty. You alone are the thrice-holy God, and there is no other. As our Father, we have been invited to come to you and worship, adore, and praise you. We ascribe to you the glory due to your name. We confess to you our weakness and our failures. We sin daily in thought, word, and deed. We are ashamed of how much our love for you changes. We are fickle creatures, and we mourn the remaining and indwelling sin in our lives. Forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

We thank you that your Word teaches us that you are a God of truth. As such, you cannot lie. There is no shadow of turning in you. Every word that comes from, you can be trusted and believed. We are grateful that you have revealed yourself to us in truth and in your Son, who is the way, the truth, and the life. Help us, Father, to believe what you have told us and to depend on your infallible Word as food for our soul. We pray this in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Scripture meditation:  Matt. 6; Isa. 6; 1 Pet. 5:7; Psa. 119:76; 1 John 1:9; Ex. 34:6; Deut. 32:4; Psa. 86:15

Daily Prayer for April 24, 2020

Daily Prayer for April 24, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 14
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 great God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we joyfully bow before you today to ascribe to you all glory and strength. You alone are the one true God, and there is no other. You alone dwell in the heavens and rule and reign over your creatures. We thank you that you are a God of truth. We are grateful that all you say to us can be trusted because you are not a God that can lie. We praise you for giving us the words of truth contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. We adore you for giving us your Son, who is the way, the truth, and the life. 

We confess to you that we do not always live our lives in total trust in you. We know that you will never lie to your people. Yet, we worry and fret and grow anxious over the things of this life. Forgive us, Father. Help us to walk with you and trust you, the God of truth, in all things. We pray this in Christs’ Name. Amen.

Scripture meditation:  Ex. 34:6; Deut. 32:4; Psa. 86:15; Psa. 117:2; John 14:6

 
Daily Prayer for May 5, 2020

Daily Prayer for April 21, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 13
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 Father in heaven, we humbly come to your throne this morning, thankful that you have invited us to come and set our needs before you. Your gracious invitation proves your goodness and displays your kindness to your people. We know that you are good and that you do all things well. We confess to you that we do not always understand what you are doing. There are times that your acts of providence are hard and difficult. We know that you never err and that you work perfectly through all that you are doing. We know that you have told us that all things work together for good. We are ashamed at how often we worry and waver at the things that you are doing. Forgive us, Lord. Help us to trust you more. 

We pray for our world today. We pray for the matters that all of your creatures are facing. We pray that you would be exalted through these dark providences of our lives. We ask that you would bring a speedy end to that which troubles our souls. We pray this in Christs’ Name. Amen. 

Scripture meditation:  Psa. 55:22; 1 Peter 5:7; Mark 7:37; Psa. 103:5; 107:8; Matt. 19:17; Rom. 8:28