Daily Prayer for August 10, 2023: Psalm 89

Daily Prayer for August 10, 2023: Psalm 89

Prayer: Grant almighty God that your redeemed people would use their lips for praise and not complaining. Your Word reminds us often of the abomination that are the sins of the tongue. Throughout your Word, we read how the tongue is a mirror of the heart. Indeed, it shows the actual condition of our hearts, and when we are murmuring and complaining, it shows that we do not trust you but think we know better. Worse, it tells you that we are not content with your divine providence for our lives. It communicates our lack of faith and trust in you though you have told us to trust you wholeheartedly and lean not on our understanding of things. We witness this abominable behavior in the lives of those you brought out of Egypt, and we see it in ourselves.

Forgive us, Father. Please teach us to be a people of praise and thanksgiving, focusing our minds and hearts on what is pure, lovely, and of a good report. Your Word gives us many reasons to praise you and thank you. We should be grateful for your steadfast love and faithfulness to all generations. We should be thankful for your eternal covenant with your Son that proves itself in rescuing us from sin and misery. We should praise you for your creation — the work of your hands as you show your glory in the rising and setting of the sun, the moon, the stars, and the host of the skies we see. We should praise you for the seasons you bring: winter, spring, summer, and fall. We should praise you for your power over your enemies and those who hate the Gospel and your Son. We should praise you for your acts of power and might in subduing us to yourself. We should praise you for the forgiveness of sin you give us when we fail to honor you with our lips. Please help us, Father. Too often, we demonstrate a rotten spirit and black heart instead of praise and thanksgiving. Please grant us the eyes to see your beauty and majesty as displayed in all you do and may we then turn and praise you, for you are good, and your steadfast love abides forever. We pray these things in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Scripture Meditation: Psa. 89

The Morning Devotional: WCF 17.3

The Morning Devotional: WCF 17.3

The Morning Devotional for May 25, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 17.3

III. Nevertheless they may, through the temptations of Satan and of the world, the prevalency of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of the means of their preservation, fall into grievous sins;a and for a time continue therein:b whereby they incur God’s displeasure,c and grieve his Holy Spirit;d come to be deprived of some measure of their graces and comforts;ehave their hearts hardened,f and their consciences wounded;g hurt and scandalize others,hand bring temporal judgments upon themselves.i

a. Mat 26:707274. • b. Psa 51 title and Psa 51:14. • c. 2 Sam 11:27Isa 64:579. • d. Eph 4:30. • e. Psa 51:81012Song of Songs 5:2-46Rev 2:4. • f. Isa 63:17Mark 6:5216:14. • g. Psa 32:3-451:8. • h. 2 Sam 12:14. • i. Psa 89:31-321 Cor 11:32.

 

The Morning Devotional: WCF 17.2

The Morning Devotional: WCF 17.2

The Morning Devotional for May 24, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 17.2

II. This perseverance of the saints depends, not upon their own free will, but upon the immutability of the decree of election, flowing from the free and unchangeable love of God the Father;a upon the efficacy of the merit and intercession of Jesus Christ;b the abiding of the Spirit and of the seed of God within them;c and the nature of the covenant of grace:d from all which ariseth also the certainty and infallibility thereof.e

The Morning Devotional: WCF 11.5

The Morning Devotional: WCF 11.5

The Morning Devotional for April 10, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 11.5

V. God doth continue to forgive the sins of those that are justified;a and although they can never fall from the state of justification,b yet they may by their sins fall under God’s fatherly displeasure, and not have the light of his countenance restored unto them, until they humble themselves, confess their sins, beg pardon, and renew their faith and repentance.c