Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
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 loving Father in heaven, we come to you this morning to commune with you and to worship you. You alone are worthy of the praise of man. You have made us to worship you, and it is right for us to proclaim with our lips your infinite character and beauty. We acknowledge that you alone are perfectly holy; you are the thrice-holy God of whom there is no other. You dwell in unapproachable light, and we are mere creatures and sinners, falling short of your glory and all that you demand of us. We confess our sins to you, Father. We know that we are miserable creatures living in a world of sin and misery.
We thank you that you have redeemed us, that we might strive to live lives of holiness and to be holy as you are holy. We thank you that you have given us your Holy Spirit that we might have the help necessary to pursue godliness and holiness without which no man will see you. Help us today to pursue your holiness. Grant to us an extra measure of your Spirit that we may do what you have told us.
We pray for your church today. We pray that you would purify her and cleanse her that she might be that perfect bride for your Son. We ask that you would comfort small churches that are struggling. We pray that you would bless those faithful congregations and provide for all that they need. We ask that you would use them to advance your kingdom in difficult places. Be gracious, O Lord! Help them and be merciful to them. We pray this in Christs’ Name. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Gen. 2:1-3; Psa. 29; Isa. 6; Rom. 3:23; 1 Tim. 6:16; Hab. 1:13; 1 Peter. 1:15, 16; 1 John 3:3, 5; Rev. 15:4; Heb. 12:14
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
WSC Q4 (7) – Mar. 2, 2020
WSC Q4 (8) – Mar. 3, 2020
WSC Q4 (9) – Mar. 5, 2020
WSC Q4 (10) – Mar. 9, 2020