Tuesday Prayer: Against You Only

Once again, I will be away for a week, so please be patient if I do not respond to comments or interact in the blogosphere…

Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.Β 

Psalm 51:4

YHWH our God, merciful and gracious are You and how great is Your Name in all the earth! We can search the depths of the sea, the most untamed wilderness, or even the vastness of space and never find the limits of Your power nor of Your steadfast love. You are truly Emmanuel; God With Us, and because You have chosen to dwell with Your people, we can come to You in honesty because You already see and know all things.Β 

Today, Lord, we wish to ask You to search our hearts, even to the most secret places and the darkest corners and shine Your light into them. Expose any sin we may think we’ve hidden, for nothing is hidden from You, O God. Lay bare our self-deceit and uproot our pride. Open our eyes to places we have allowed what is normal in our culture to become our excuses for sin. Because You love Your servants, do not allow us to remain complacent in sin but goad us to true repentance.Β 

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

Psalm 139:23-24

Forgive us, Lord, and give us clean hearts and renewed minds! Cleanse our hearts from the taint of sin and rebellion. Heal our spiritual blindness and give us broken and contrite hearts. Let us not measure our sins against other people but against the perfect standard of the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Renew in us the joy of salvation and make our whole being to long for You as a dry and thirsty land longs for the rain. 

Then, Lord, send us out in right standing with You so we may freely share the nature of our depravity and the greatness of our God who is mighty to save us from it. Let Your praise be ever on our lips and let our hearts overflow with gratitude for Your mercy and forgiveness. Make us into a people who are bold for You, who address our own sin with the greatest strictness and ruthlessness and who openly share the evidence of Your redeeming power in our lives with others.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you.

Psalms 51:12-13

Thank You, Lord, that Your hand is not so short that it cannot save. Thank You for patiently instructing us and for the fact that, as John wrote, if we confess our sin, You are faithful and just to forgive us. What a magnificent God we serve! May Your Name be honored on our lips, in our thoughts, by our deeds, and in our heart of hearts, amen.Β 

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Psalm 51:17


7 thoughts on “Tuesday Prayer: Against You Only

      1. If you do not believe in T.u.l.i.p TOTAL DEPRAVITY AND UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION, LIMITED ATONEMENT TO THE SHEEP AND THOSE WHO WERE PREDESTINED, IRRESISTIBLE GRACE, PRESERVATION OF THE SAINTS IN THE FAITH OF GOD THEN YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN, I DO NOT SEE THAT IN ANY OF YOUR BLOGS, BUT FREE WILL, SO YOUR NOT A SHEEP, GOD DOES NOT LOVE YOU, AND YOUR NOT CHOSEN SHEEP, AND GOING INTO ETERNITY WITHOUT GOD, THAT IN FACT YOUR A DEVIL, ANTICHRIST, PREACHING ANOTHER GOSPEL AND ANOTHER CHRIST, LEACH, VIPER, PHARISEE, SELF RIGHTEOUS ETC ETC ETC ETC YOUR A DEVIL LOL.

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  1. Oh dear, ChristIsLiftedUp, you sound upset again. I am sorry for your turmoil and I have prayed for you… As for what God does or does not do with me, that is entirely His affair. I will serve Him because He is good no matter what my ultimate end may be.

    Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
    (1 John 5:1-3)

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  2. U are the devil I’m not perplexed at all I rest in Christ and his works. You boast in your law keeping. Thus your a devil and anti Christ. You have turmoil striving to please God, when Christ already did that for his Sheep as their substitute. Your a devil 😈 and have been deceived God does not love the workers of iniquity in fact he gates them. U look it up. I’m at rest. Your a hoot your prayers are dung ur filthy rags just like me.His works are finished why in Jesus name are u taking from his glory and by adding ur works lol it’s not a question more than a rebuke ur a devil .Devils believe in the Christ what more have you done than them, nothing. So stop working for salvation sanctification etc when his sheep have that in him 1 Corinthians 1 30 31. Your still a 😈 😈 😈 😈😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈 😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈😈 😈

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