Friday, January 7, 2011

Prayers for Recognizing and Repenting of Sin

Men quick to seek forgiveness.  Men quick to acknowledge sin.  Men quick to bow their knee, bow their head and unashamedly repent. 

Few and far between.

 Photo courtesy of Erin @Home with the Boys

To learn well, our sons will need hearts that fear God.  To lead well, our sons will need hearts that can be led.  To love well, our sons will need hearts that repent. 

How do our hearts respond to sin?  Do our hearts break when we sin against the Father?  Are we led by love for Christ's sacrifice on the cross to freely ask for and grant forgiveness?  Do we repent to our sons when we've wronged them?

They're watching.

Day One: May our sons recognize their sin, for he that covers sins shall not prosper. Prov 28:13

Day Two: May our sons confess their iniquity and be sorry for their sin (Psalm 38:18)

Day Three:  Create in our sons a clean heart, O God, & renew a right spirit within them (Psalm 51:10)

Day Four:  May our sons believe the Lord is good & forgiving, abounding in love to all who call upon Him (Psalm 86:5)

Day Five:  May our sons know the right thing to do & do it, for to him who doesn't, it is sin (James 4:17)

Day Six: May our sons confess their sins to the God Who is faithful & just to forgive them (1 John 1:9)

Day Seven: May our sons confess & forsake their transgressions & obtain mercy (Proverbs 28:13)


When they sin, may our sons have broken spirits, broken & contrite hearts... (Psalm 51:17) 

May our sons seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near (Isaiah 55:6)  

May our sons put their faith in the God Who will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea (Micah 7:19) 

Like David, may our sons respond with repentance to the rebuking of close friends (2 Samuel 12)

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1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to say thank you so much for posting this. I have started praying daily for my son in a way I have never done before. Thank you so much for your ministry to us!I am excited to see what God is going to do in my son through praying His Word.