Daily Prayer for April 5, 2021: WSC Q4 (2)

Daily Prayer for April 5, 2021: WSC Q4 (2)

Q4 What is God?
God is a Spirit, (John 4:24) infinite, (Job 11:7–9) eternal, (Ps. 90:2) and unchangeable, (James 1:17) in his being, (Exod. 3:14) wisdom, (Ps. 147:5) power, (Rev. 4:8) holiness, (Rev. 15:4) justice, goodness, and truth. (Exod. 34:6–7)

Prayer: Our God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, it is a great wonder that you have determined to reveal yourself to helpless sinners. You have done so in creation. You have also done so clearly in your Word. You have declared that you are a Spirit and, therefore, it is a great sin to make any image or representation of you. Men, however, pervert your glory and all that you say about yourself by carving images and posting pictures that appear to depict you. The foolishness of our own hearts thinks that somehow we can capture your majesty, and we fall short each time. Forgive your church, O God, for such stupidity and violently breaking your command not to make any representation of the Godhead. Help us dwell on your beauty without these feeble aids and grant us a greater zeal to uphold your Word. We pray these things in the name of the Savior. Amen. 

Scripture Meditation: John 4:24; Ex. 20:1-4

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Daily Prayer for April 4, 2021

Daily Prayer for April 4, 2021

Prayer: Our God in heaven, you who made us from the dust of the ground and breathed into us the breath of life and made us a living soul, we bless and praise you for your great work of creation. You placed our first parents in a perfect world made by your hands. They rebelled against you and plunged us all under the weight of misery and death. Yet, you promised them a redeemer who would come and shatter sin and the grave. Through his life of suffering and eventual agony on the cross and the glorious resurrection, he did exactly as you promised. Though we die, we do not fear death. Though we still suffer under the weight of sin, we know that there is the hope of the new heavens and the new earth. Through our redeemer’s labor, all that was lost is being made new. Thank you, our Father, for your plan and purpose of saving a people for yourself. We long to be free of this life and to ever be with our risen Lord. We pray these things in the name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Gen. 1-3; Gen. 3:15; John 20:1-23; 1 Cor. 15

Daily Prayer for March 16, 2021: WSC Q4 (1)

Daily Prayer for March 16, 2021: WSC Q4 (1)

Q4 What is God?
God is a Spirit, (John 4:24) infinite, (Job 11:7–9) eternal, (Ps. 90:2) and unchangeable, (James 1:17) in his being, (Exod. 3:14) wisdom, (Ps. 147:5) power, (Rev. 4:8) holiness, (Rev. 15:4) justice, goodness, and truth. (Exod. 34:6–7)

Prayer: Our God in heaven, you are holy, and in your Word, you have told us what you are. You are the eternal God, infinite in glory and goodness. You are a God who cannot change, and therefore we can trust your promises and works. Your wisdom is beyond searching out, but you have promised us wisdom as we ask for it from you. Your power is immeasurable. Therefore you can accomplish all that you decree to do. Your justice is perfect, unlike the weak efforts of men. For these reasons and many more, we have reason to praise you, love you, and obey you. Please forgive us for failing to think of your beauty and majesty. Please forgive our shortcomings and our sin. Thank you for revealing yourself to us and for being a God who delights in the forgiveness of sin. We pray these things in the name of the Savior. Amen. 

Scripture Meditation: John 4:24; Job 11:7-9; Ps. 90:2; James 1:17

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Daily Prayer for March 15, 2021: WSC Q3 (3)

Daily Prayer for March 15, 2021: WSC Q3 (3)

Q3 What do the scriptures principally teach?
The Scriptures principally teach what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man. (2 Tim. 1:132 Tim. 3:16)

Prayer: our great God in heaven, you who have revealed yourself in creation and your Word, we thank you that you have not left us to wander in darkness. On the Lord’s day, we hear from men called by you to preach your Word to our hearts. Through this primary means of grace, we have what is required of your people. We are told what we must believe, and we are told what we must do. We not only hear your Word, but we are told to obey what we hear. We thank you that you have given us the mind of Christ and his living voice through the proclamation of your Word. We confess that we are often slow to learn and slow to incorporate what we hear each Lord’s day into our daily lives. We do not want to be dull of hearing, and we desire to be diligent in duty. Please help us, by your Spirit, and grant us a greater willingness, with obedience when we hear your Word preached. We pray these things in the name of the Savior. Amen. 

Scripture Meditation: Ps. 19; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Ps. 119:105; 2 Tim. 4:1-5

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Daily Prayer for March 14, 2021

Daily Prayer for March 14, 2021

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, you are a good and gracious God. You have not treated us as our sins deserve. You have buried them in the deepest ocean and separated them as far as the east is from the west. You are the God who provides, and you have provided us the Lord’s Day to remind us of the hope we have in your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Throughout this day, we are reminded that the warfare of this life will come to an end. Though we are pilgrims and wrestle against the world, the flesh, and the devil, we know that your Word tells us of a rest to come that will be eternal. In that rest, we will behold your Son, and we will be like him and with him for that eternal rest which we hope and trust you will provide. We thank you that we can remember you and your mighty work of redeeming a people to yourself on this day. Thank you, our Father, for making the sabbath for man and not man for the Sabbath. We pray these things in the name of the Lord Jesus, our Sabbath rest. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Ex. 34:5-7; Ps. 103:6-12; Micah 7:19; Eph. 6:10-12; Heb. 4; Deut. 5:12-15

Daily Prayer for April 4, 2021

Daily Prayer for March 9, 2021: WSC Q3 (2)

Q3 What do the scriptures principally teach?
The Scriptures principally teach what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man. (2 Tim. 1:132 Tim. 3:16)

Prayer: Almighty God, you have given us your Word that we would hear your voice and your mind as an infallible rule for how we are to live. Through it, we learn how to walk with you in faith and life. We confess that we are slow to learn and mourn this effect from indwelling sin. The church of old was slow to hear you and often rebelled against what you told them. The church today is not much different. We pray that you would grant your people a greater willingness to hear you and obey you. Please grant to us the help of your Spirit to pursue your Word, learning all that it contains, with a willing heart to obey what it says. We thank you that you have not left us to wander in darkness. Your Word is a light unto our path. Please help us meditate on it and seek to bring forth its fruit in our lives. We pray these things in the name of the Savior, your Son, and our Lord. Amen. 

Scripture Meditation: Ps. 19; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Ps. 119:105

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