"who for us men for our salvation came down from heaven" (Nicene Creed)
Thank you, Jesus, for giving up the glory of heaven to come and rescue us.
28 He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.' The servants said to him, 'Do you want us then to go and gather them up?' 29 But he said, 'No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn." ' " Matthew 13:28-30 (NKJV)
Lord, gather me into your barn.
1 Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:1-2 (NKJV)
Jesus, wash me with your Holy Spirit.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me. 4 Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight-- That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge. Psalm 51:3-4 (NKJV)
Lord, I submit myself to your judgment.
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. 6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. Psalm 51:5-6 (NKJV)
Father, let your truth penetrate my heart.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice. 9 Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities. Psalm 51:7-9 (NKJV)
Jesus, blot out my sins; cover the over with your blood.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Psalm 51:10-11 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me to be steadfast.
12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. 13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You. Psalm 51:12-13 (NKJV)
Restore to me my first love for you, Jesus.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, The God of my salvation, And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. 15 O Lord, open my lips, And my mouth shall show forth Your praise. 16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart-- These, O God, You will not despise. Psalm 51:14-17 (NKJV)
Holy God, bring me to a broken and contrite heart.
A Word Received: Let me be your guide through this time of turmoil. I Am the King of Peace.
He Leadeth Me_Hymnal_MV
Thine is the Glory
He Has Made Me Glad - Maranatha Singers [lyrics]
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) - Matt Redman (Best Worship Song Ever) (with Lyrics)