Week 49 Day 5
I. Prayer to enter the Lord’s presence:
Be still for a moment. “Lord, I give the day that is now past to you. It is yours. I give the day that is to come to you; help me to see where you are working and to join you there. Speak to me during these moments. I commit them and myself to you.”
II. Prayer of Confession:
“Lord, you are faithful to forgive me and cleanse me of my sin when I confess it to you. I confess my sin(s) of ______________. Thank you for forgiveness.” (1 John 1:9)
III. Prayer of Thanksgiving:
Choose to be thankful, speak out loud of what God has done.
“Thank you, Father, for _________________. Fill my heart and my mouth with gratitude throughout this day.”
IV. Scripture Reflection
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
The place where a King sits on his throne is a Majestic place a royal place The throne is the place where all the king’s power and might is embodied. A person does not just walk up casually to the throne of the King. You need to be invited or else! The throne is terrifying place because the king has absolute power and authority.
Our King Jesus sits on a Throne of Grace. You have an undeserved audience with the King.
His invitation to us is to come to the throne of grace with your weakness. Jesus can empathize with you. He is not put off by your weakness. His invitation to us is to approach with confidence. In your weakness come to him and find help in your time of need.
Are you hiding from Jesus? Are you afraid to come to him with your weakness and need? He is inviting you. In what ways do you feel weak or in need? Make a list of those things or those relationships. Ask Jesus to meet you in those places in your life. Your weakness and the weakness of others is an invitation. Ask God to use you as a vessel today to meet the needs of others in their weakness.
V. Prayer for others:
Pray specifically for the concerns of your life and the lives of others.
VI. Prayer of commitment:
“Lord God, I commit to love you with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my strength and with all my mind and to love my neighbor as myself. Empower me today to love you and others with everything that I am.” (Luke 10:27)
This Month’s Scripture Memory:
Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid him the iniquity of us all.