Daily Prayer for March 7, 2023 (Psalm 50)

Daily Prayer for March 7, 2023 (Psalm 50)

Prayer: You alone, O God, judge all creation. You alone can discern the thoughts and intentions of man’s heart. Indeed, you judge the motives and intentions of the hearts of your redeemed people, and we confess that we cannot hide from you, knowing that often our thoughts and motives do not agree with our behavior. Too often, Father, we are like the church of old — we offer sacrifices to you, but our actions are far from you. We confess that our lips often say one thing while our behavior says another. We are miserable people, but thankful that you forgive us. We long to remember that you speak from your courtroom and weigh the hearts of your people. We long to be found free of those things that entangle us but find that we are guilty. You do not delight in sacrifices but in those who walk humbly before you. Therefore, please help us to order our minds and heart around your Word. Please help us think and do what is consistent with what you command. Thank you for your Son who took our guilt and shame, and through him, we are justified in your sight and ushered from your courtroom to your family room. Please treat us as sons and helps us to be thankful when you rebuke and discipline us, knowing that you are perfecting us in the image of Christ. These things we pray for in his name. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Psa. 50