… Jesus was left alone with the woman still standing there in front of him. So he stood back up and said to her, “Dear woman, where are your accusers? Is there no one here to condemn you?” Looking around, she replied, “I see no one, Lord.” Jesus said, “Then I certainly don’t condemn you either. Go, and from now on, be free from a life of sin.” (John 8:10)
I’ve learned (to my intense shame) that some of my prayers are more judgemental than lovingly passionate. e.g. Oh Lord, please help them in this situation (*thinking – even though they deserve a good telling off for getting themselves into it)!
Horrible, isn't it? Maybe GOD wants to clean out the judgemental ‘Pharisee’ in all of us … !?
God, give me mercy from your fountain of forgiveness! I know your abundant love is enough to wash away my guilt. Because your compassion is so great, take away this shameful guilt of sin. Forgive the full extent of my rebellious ways, and erase this deep stain on my conscience.
For I’m so ashamed. I feel such pain and anguish within me. I can’t get away from the sting of my sin against you, Lord! Everything I did, I did right in front of you, for you saw it all. Against you, and you above all, have I sinned. Everything you say to me is infallibly true and your judgment conquers me. (Psa 51:1)
"... Everything I did, I did right in front of you, for you saw it all." Time to clean house, n'est ce pas?
URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS
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