Daily Prayer – Pray ACTS
“Let me experience your faithful love in the morning, for I trust in you.
Reveal to me the way I should go because I appeal to you.”
There is so much about You that we are not able to know.
You are beyond our knowledge and understanding.
And yet in Your grace You have not hidden Yourself from us but made Yourself known.
We praise You that You have spoken.
You have spoken in creation, declaring Your glory, and revealing Your majesty to us through what You have made,
so that we can know that You exist,
that You are eternal and all-powerful,
wise and good,
and worthy of our worship.
You have also thankfully spoken through Your Word which is perfect, sure, right, pure, clean, true, and righteous.
Because without this, our knowledge would be limited, and we would still be in dark concerning how we can be saved by Jesus, our Rock and Redeemer,
and live a life that is acceptable to You.
Forgive us all our trespasses Lord, for each day we sin against You in our thoughts, our words, and our deeds.
Especially we have sinned in the area of sexual immorality.
We are convicted by the weight of those words which You have spoken, that there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, that it is Your will, our sanctification that we abstain from it.
Yet we do not control our own bodies in holiness as we should.
We lust after what we should not.
We thank You that there is forgiveness available for us because we have a High Priest, who though tempted in every way did not sin, and did not like other high priests, need to offer sacrifices for his own sins and then for the sins of the people.
We thank You that when Jesus offered Himself up for us on the cross, He did so once for all time, and by doing so, has made us holy and blameless in Your sight.
May, loving Father, our gentleness be evident to all, as we bear with one another in love.
Give us a heart like Christ’s who was gentle in heart and would this lead to serving others in a gentle manner, not treating them harshly but blessing them.
Remind us to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle towards everyone, especially with our words that we find easy to put down others with.
Holy Spirit give us the strength we need to be gentle in how we respond to those who oppose us.
Lord, save, bless, shepherd, and carry us forever.
Provide for all our physical and spiritual needs.
Give today, the daily bread we need: the gifts, time, resources, energy, and health we need to live for Your glory.
Protect us from the evil one and from giving into the temptation to sin.
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