Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
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