Saturday Prayer – Romans 4

Good Morning Feasters.  Paul breaks out a Psalm of David during as he is motivating the Roman church to unity in Christ.  I never understood why people enjoyed reading the Psalms.  They also seemed a little bit weird and I didn’t respect the artistry and emotion in these writings.  Here is an excerpt from Psalm 32.  David had his fair share of sin (murder, adultery, etc.), but he knew his salvation rested in the grace of God.  I love the imagery of God’s hand being a burden on David’s shoulders while David was harboring sin.  I hope reading this will help you stay focused on our mission today.

 

Blessed is the one
    whose transgressions are forgiven,
    whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the one
    whose sin the Lord does not count against them
    and in whose spirit is no deceit.

When I kept silent,
    my bones wasted away
    through my groaning all day long.
For day and night
    your hand was heavy on me;
my strength was sapped
    as in the heat of summer.[b]

Then I acknowledged my sin to you
    and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess
    my transgressions to the Lord.”
And you forgave
    the guilt of my sin.

Therefore let all the faithful pray to you
    while you may be found;
surely the rising of the mighty waters
    will not reach them.
You are my hiding place;
    you will protect me from trouble
    and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Our Father

I have sinned.

I have fallen short of your glory.

Yet blessed am I for,

I was lost, yet, you have found me

I am broken, yet you fix me

I am weak yet you give me the strength to find my acceptance in you.

I am proud and yet you give me the humility to depend on you.

I am selfish yet you give me the heart to love others that are different than me, the way you have loved me.

Let me be brave and transparent with my failings.

All of this world may desire to swallow me, but you will be there when I need you.

You will be the foundation for every action that I take today.

May every mouth speak of your glory today, tomorrow and for all time.

May men’s hearts be changed and moved to action

In the powerful name of Jesus,

AMEN

2 thoughts

  1. I have had the same experience with Psalms. Have to confess, I also used to simply be bored by them, since I was too immature to understand most of the background and real meaning of them.
    Thanks JP.

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