Give Ear To My Words, O Lord

In our transgressions, we fall down upon our knees in our confessions. We realize that we have sinned against God and are sorry. In our hearts, we realize that God’s wrath is upon us and we need to get right with Him now. This is because God is not for those who work inequity but for those who work righteousness on earth. This has convicted us since we have acted just like people of this world instead of being separate. And so we cry unto the Lord for mercy’s sake. This is our prayer as David wrote, “Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.” (Psalm 5:1-5)

Only when we dwell in the Lord’s presence are we without sin. When we do our own things and not the will of God is when temptation enters our hearts and we are weak to resist it. And the moment we fall and transgress against God we ought to pray with fervor in order to be forgiven. Now, as David continued to pray, let us also say, “but as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple. Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face. But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.” (Psalm 5:7-12) If you are sincere in your prayer to God, no matter what you have done, you have been forgiven. Amen.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, hear our prayers. We know that we are not perfect and need Your presence in our lives to be right in Your sight. It is without You that we slip up and fall into transgression. Temptation is then hard to resist and we fall hard on our faces. Lord, in these times, pick us back up, so that we may not fall back into the same sin again. So many people forget You and therefore, continue to do the same things over and over again and regret it later. For this reason, I ask that these individuals will repent of their sins now and not wait for tomorrow. Tomorrow may never come for tonight may be our last. Lord, have mercy upon me. In our sins, we give it all to You. Heal us, oh Lord. Lead us from temptation, so that we may no longer be slaves to sin. It is in your righteousness that we want to dwell. Shine Your light upon us now, oh Lord, that we may walk in Your sight and be blameless. I love You, Jesus. Amen.

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