Daily Prayer for October 18, 2023: Psalm 116

Daily Prayer for October 18, 2023: Psalm 116

Prayer: Grant to us, almighty God, your listening ear as we cry out to you for help in a sinful and adulterous world. Please help us because no one else is acquainted with our miseries and struggles. Because of your Son, our great high priest, we can appeal to you through the one who knows what it is like to walk this earth, seeing the atrocities of man, the effects of sin, the miseries of this life, and the temptation to those things that daily bother us. Indeed, in Christ, we have your ear, and we rejoice! Though our friends may fail us, and though they often disappoint us, you never do. You are available to us day or night. You have inclined your ear to our cries many times, and there will never be a time when you will not listen to the pleadings of your redeemed people. Though we may face difficult times and be tested as we walk through this world, we know that you will hear us. Nothing will separate us from you because you have redeemed and rescued us from our sins, bringing us into union and communion with you. Because you are gracious and merciful, you preserve us. Though we may face the worst of times, you will never leave us. To be absent from the body is to be present with you. In affliction or suffering, you are near to your godly ones. Therefore, our God, please help us to trust you, demonstrating it through our cries for help in whatever circumstance we find ourselves. Please be gracious to us, forgiving us for our sins and transgressions. Please guide and direct us as you have promised we ask and plead. These things we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Psa. 116

The Morning Devotional: WCF 22.6

The Morning Devotional: WCF 22.6

The Morning Devotional for July 31, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 22.6

VI. It is not to be made to any creature, but to God alone:a and that it may be accepted, it is to be made voluntarily, out of faith and conscience of duty, in way of thankfulness for mercy received, or for the obtaining of what we want; whereby we more strictly bind ourselves to necessary duties, or to other things, so far and so long as they may fitly conduce thereunto.b

The Morning Devotional: WCF 21.5

The Morning Devotional: WCF 21.5

The Morning Devotional for July 17, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 21.5

V. The reading of the Scriptures with godly fear;a the sound preaching;b and conscionable hearing of the Word, in obedience unto God with understanding, faith, and reverence;csinging of psalms with grace in the heart;d as, also, the due administration and worthy receiving of the sacraments instituted by Christ; are all parts of the ordinary religious worship of God:e besides religious oaths,f vows,g solemn fastings,h and thanksgivings upon several occasions;i which are, in their several times and seasons, to be used in an holy and religious manner.j

a. Acts 15:21Rev 1:3. • b. 2 Tim 4:2. • c. Isa 66:2Mat 13:19Acts 10:33Heb 4:2James 1:22. • d. Eph 5:19Col 3:16James 5:13. • e. Mat 28:19Acts 2:421 Cor 11:23-29. • f. Deut 6:13 with Neh 10:29. • g. Isa 19:21 with Ecc 5:4-5. • h. Est 4:16Joel 2:12Mat 9:151 Cor 7:5. • i. Est 9:22; Psa 107 throughout. • j. Heb 12:28.

 

The Morning Devotional: WCF 16.2

The Morning Devotional: WCF 16.2

The Morning Devotional for May 15, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 16.2

II. These good works, done in obedience to God’s commandments, are the fruits and evidences of a true and lively faith;a and by them believers manifest their thankfulness,bstrengthen their assurance,c edify their brethren,d adorn the profession of the gospel,e stop the mouths of the adversaries,f and glorify God,g whose workmanship they are, created in Christ Jesus thereunto,h that, having their fruit unto holiness, they may have the end, eternal life.i

a. James 2:1822. • b. Psa 116:12-131 Pet 2:9. • c. 2 Pet 1:5-101 John 2:35. • d. Mat 5:162 Cor 9:2. • e. 1 Tim 6:1Titus 2:59-12. • f. 1 Pet 2:15. • g. John 15:8Phil 1:111 Pet 2:12. • h. Eph 2:10. • i. Rom 6:22.