Prayer for January 8, 2016. Psalm 71:1-3
1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to
2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline
thine ear unto me, and save me.
3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually
resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my
rock and my fortress.
Precious Father, we praise and magnify Your wisdom and grace
this morning. W reject the arm of the flesh and the wisdom of the
flesh, which are confusion and trouble.
You alone are wise and good, O Father, and we have nothing of our
own. Our life is but a vapor that appears for a little time and then
vanishes away. But our hope is in You alone. Do not forsake us, O
Father, or leave us for a moment, or we will be put to confusion
and waste away.
We are caught in the snare of sin and misery, O Lord, and only
Your righteousness can deliver us. We flee to Your righteousness,
O Lord, for our salvation is in Your righteousness alone. We love
the Lord Jesus, whose blood and righteousness has been appointed
for our salvation.
We confess and believe that it is through the knowledge of God,
and of Jesus our Lord, that according as his divine power He has
given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
“through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and
virtue. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious
promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
Our sinful desires will destroy us, O Lord, so we would escape to
Your righteousness and turn from our own ways to find safety in
You, our rock and our fortress. We may continually flee there, O
God, for You are our strong dwelling place.
How precious is Your commandment, O Lord, for You have given
commandment for our salvation! The hosts of heaven are sent on
behalf of those who will be heirs of eternal life; the very rocks and
hills, the seas and the vastness of the heavens bend to do Your will,
to accomplish the salvation of those who trust in Jesus Christ.
So we will not fear what man can do to us. Forgive for our doubts
and fears, and let us always seek Your obedience and Your
kingdom before all else.
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