Proverbs Devotional 9.20.20

By September 20, 2020Daily Devotional

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

Read: Proverbs Chapter 20

Reflect:

Proverbs 20:27
27 The Lord’s lamp sheds light on a person’s life,
searching the innermost parts.

“God sees the true condition of the heart, and we need to look closely to see whether the exterior matches the interior.… This verse pictures the Lord carrying a lamp from room to room as he searches through the spirit of a person so that no corner is hidden from his sight. Inmost being is sometimes translated ‘heart’ and refers to the whole inner person—mind, emotions, will.” (Anders)

Respond:

Does your exterior match your interior? As you consider the condition of your heart, be honest with God, yourself and others. If you’re struggling, let God know. He wants you to talk with Him about it. We have to be honest with God. Truth is the only avenue for happiness in life.

 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 Week’s Scripture Memory:
Proverbs 16:9

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.

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