2019 – FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER
TEMPLATE FOR REPENTANCE
Our walk of faith is a wonderful demonstration of the love of God at work in us.
However, there will be times of failure when we must learn how to be restored to the loving presence of our God.
Consider the great template of David’s prayer of repentance.
REQUEST FOR CLEANSING
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
It all begins with our desire to have a clean heart before Him.
ADMISSION OF FAILURE
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Only repentance brings cleansing and restoration to steadfastness.
DESIRE FOR INTIMACY
Do not cast me away from Your presence,
Loss of intimacy is loss of life.
HUNGER FOR HOLY SPIRIT
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
The anointing is our ability to reign in life.
RETURN OF LOST JOY
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
We know when our joy is gone.
NEED FOR ENVELOPING LOVE
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
The willingness to reach out for help – to hold you up – and bring you through.
MY TESTIMONY OF RESTORATION
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
Our failures can be our greatest sermons – if acknowledged.
TURN ALL THINGS AROUND FOR GOOD
And sinners shall be converted to You.
Sinners are won by amazing grace – not personal grit.