A Prayer For You Today

Pastor Joe | December 11, 2023 | A Prayer For You Today

A Prayer for You Today (1)

December 11, 2023

Dear friends,



The advent book I am using this year has a prayer of confession of sin, followed by verses of assurance of forgiveness. It has benefited me, and I would like to share the confession prayer and assurance verses from December 6th with you.



A prayer for you today.



A prayer of confession


O Lord, as long as I am apart from You, I am self-satisfied because I have no standard by which to measure my low stature. But when I come near to You, there, for the first time, I see myself. In Your light, I behold my darkness. In Your purity, I behold my corruption. My very confession of sin is the fruit of holiness. Be gracious to me, Lord. Be merciful to me, a poor sinner. Amen.

George Matheson and Diebold Schwarz



Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love, He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will— to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves.  In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.

Ephesians 1:3-7


May God bless you and bring good to you this week in surprisingly gracious ways.

Pastor Joe