MORNING: Remembering Our Sins
As we begin this day, we want to take time to acknowledge and confess our sins and remember our great need for a Savior.
WORSHIP: First, take time to remember the character and nature of the One we are confessing our sins to. Take time to worship and thank God for:
Song: Amazing Grace: https://open.spotify.com/track/56SvYdddE1igvBFZn17hRx?si=0a7d4dcebf6b46de
PRAY: In view of God’s love and mercy towards us, we want to confess the ways we have sinned against Him, repent, and offer ourselves to Him. (Romans 12:1-2)
Confess: Use Psalm 51 to pray a prayer of confession and repentance. Ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart and bring to mind any specific sins or sin patterns and personalize the psalm as you pray and confess:
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight– That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me. Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice. Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be converted to You.
Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, The God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Your praise. For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart– These, O God, You will not despise.
NOON: Remembering the Cross
We want to take time to reflect on what Jesus endured on the cross on our behalf and the cost He paid for our sins. Take time to worship, pray and thank Jesus for His sacrifice and the suffering He endured so that we could be forgiven and be with Him forever.
Below are a few passages to help guide your time:
EVENING: Remembering the Lost
In gratitude for your own salvation, now pray for those you know personally-family members, co-workers, neighbors, teachers, etc. who don’t yet have a relationship with Jesus. Pray they would accept His forgiveness and mercy. Below are a few starting points to help guide your time:
The parable of the soils (in Matthew 13:3-9; Mark 4:2-9; and Luke 8:4-8) can be a helpful guide in praying for the heart conditions of those who don’t yet know Jesus:
Pray and ask God how He is at work in the lives of those you are praying for and how He may be asking you to participate with Him in leading them into a relationship with Him.