Friday, 22 January 2016

Deuteronomy 7:6-12

Father we confess that although we are a holy people we do not live holy lives.
But you have blessed us;
you have chosen us;
you have set your affection on us;
and you have loved us

Forgive us for not living worthy of your blessing.
Forgive us for asserting our independence despite your choosing.
Forgive us for spurning your affection.
And forgive us for not loving you in return.

Thank you for keeping your promises to save us and redeem us, from the slavery of our sin and from the powers of darkness that have bound us.

You are a faithful God who keeps his covenant of love and his promise of judgement.

Help us to be careful to live for you; undistracted by the siren calls of our world;
For your glory alone we pray.

In Jesus Christ name


Friday, 15 January 2016

Known by God

Father, I pray for desire.
The desire to love and serve you.
The desire to sacrifice for your glory.
The desire to give and to be used up for your kingdom.
The desire to serve and love people.

May I grow in maturity,
Seeking holiness,
dispensing with sin,
pressing on towards the day when I will see you face to face

May I be willing to share
Share Christ with a lost and dying world
Share what I have with those who have little

May your Spirit change me this year
so that in the future I will not be what I am but what you desire

Saved by your Son
Salt and light to the world
A loved member of your precious bride
Known by You