Nehemiah and Ezra fasted and mourned over sin. Do we ever do that? To fast – not for a decision, but to repent. To pray and mourn – not because we are sad or want something, but in grief over dishonoring the God of heaven.
Are we grieved over sin? Not just the getting caught. Not just the consequences. Are we grieved over the sin itself?
May we fear God so fully that to dishonor, to disobey, grieves our souls deeply.
Lord, God of heaven, great and awesome God
Who keeps his covenant of love
With those who love him and keep his commandments
May I do this
Let you hear be attentive to my prayer, praying day and night
May I pray with this fervor
I confess the sins we Israelites including myself and my father’s family have committed against you
All sin is against God. Never forget this. All sin is against God.
Confession includes personal, family and national sin.
Disobedience is sin.
Remember Lord your promises and redemption
O God heal me and your people, the people of Christ Fellowship
Light us on fire again to tell the story of your amazing Gospel, of salvation. To shine brightly in the darkness of Collin County. We are your servants whom you have redeemed at the great cost of your son’s blood. May we never forget.
O Lord Jesus, nothing matters but you and your cause and your glory. That’s all I want my life to be about. I give myself utterly to you. I am yours.