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The true value of guilt

Lord, help us to put feelings of guilt away, now that you have forgiven us in Christ.

When we sin, make us feel the weight of that guilt, and give us the desire to do what we must to have it forgiven, whether it be initial obedience of repentance and baptism, or the confession of sin and prayer. Continue reading

We confess our discontent

Father, we confess our discontent, our murmurings, our complaints, our dissatisfaction with your provisions. We have sinned! Gratitude has been squeezed out of our hearts by our desire for more, for something different, for something else. Continue reading

Prayer: The bird is quiet in its nest

resting-bird

While sleeping men have yet to rise,
And the bird is quiet in its nest,
While stars still shine in velvet skies,
And the circling sun still lies at rest, Continue reading

What have we done?

What have we done, O God?! Forgive our rebellion, remove our sin of self-enthronement!

Purify our hearts and motives. Purge our minds of wavering doubts.

Let love reign supreme. Let our devotion be single and exclusive.

Hear, O God, my night’s confessions

For those sins that I recall,
That today I have committed,
Please, O Lord, forgive them all,
In the Blood to be acquitted.

Not for these alone I plead,
But for those unknown transgressions,
Cover all my ignorant need,
Hear, O God, my night’s confessions.

If you give another day,
May I live the Master’s orders,
By the Spirit’s holy sway,
Joyful in his ample borders.

—JRMatheny

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