A Prayer For You Today
Pastor Joe | July 17, 2023 | A Prayer For You Today
July 17, 2023
Wonderful, merciful Savior
Precious Redeemer and Friend
Who would have thought that a Lamb
Could rescue the souls of men.
Almighty, infinite Father
Faithfully loving Your own
Here in our weakness, You find us
Falling before Your throne.
Verses One and Three of, Wonderful, Merciful Savior
Our lesson from Psalm 78 deeply revealed God's enormous perseverance with the startling rebellion and faithlessness of fallen men and women. However, our God is good. In Jesus, God has dealt with both fully, savingly, and finally, at the cross. What a wonder our God is.
A prayer for you today.
O Lord God, thank You for sustaining our physical life through food and shelter; for giving us new life through the Gospel; for the assurance that bad things will turn out for good and that good things cannot be taken from us; and for the certainty of the best and perfect life, which is yet to come.
Please, for Jesus' sake, give us a joyful sense of Your presence and freedom from our common sins of perfectionistic works-righteousness, mistrust of You, unhealthy self-comfort, and the sins of omission (things we should do but don’t) and commission (things we do but shouldn’t).
Please don’t allow our affections to be tangled in inordinate desires for the things of this world, but set our heart on things above, where Christ, my life, is seated at Your right hand. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Taken and slightly abridged from Tim Keller’s Midday Prayer.
God bless you this week in all things great and small. You are deeply loved.