Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Prayer for Wednesday, September 23, 2015


O God,

Remind us when we read our Bibles that, when we stand in judgment over the characters in its stories, we just might stand in judgment over ourselves.

For example:

When we stand in judgment over the Pharisee who thanked you that he was not like other people, over the rich man who ignored the poor and sick man at his gate, over the other rich man who wanted to hoard all of his possessions rather than focus on eternal things and on helping others, and over the priest and Levite who passed by on the other side of the road, we may well be standing in judgment over ourselves.

So guide our reading. Lead us to the correlations between the characters and us that we need to see. Help us to face the truth about ourselves. Enable us to repent as we need to repent. Help us to live as we should live.


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