Week 6: As We Forgive Those Who Have Sinned Against Us
Day 33 – Personal Holiness | Sunday, February 26
“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
Father, lead me to live my life according to Your grace. Help me to live well, as a representative of Your ways, as an example to others of Your grace, Your peace, Your purpose. Help me be sensitive to You today to show me how I can live well.
Day 34 – God Forgives Me | Monday, February 27
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” –Ephesians 4:32
Father, help me to be kind and tenderhearted and forgiving one another as You in Christ forgave me.
Day 35 – Bitterness Only Hurts Me | Tuesday, February 28
“One dies in his full vigor, being wholly at ease and secure, his pails full of milk and the marrow of his bones moist. Another dies in bitterness of soul, never having tasted of prosperity.” –Job 21:23-25
Father, help my soul not to be bitter against others. Help me to rest in your goodness and love.
Day 36 – Wednesday Night Prayer (Praise & Kids) | Wednesday, March 1
“Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul! I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets the prisoners free; the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous. The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. The LORD will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!” –Psalm 146:1-10
Father, thank you for the life of all people. Thank you that our children are a reminder of the life You give. I pray that they will hold fast to Your truth and grow in righteousness.
Day 37 – I Need Forgiveness | Thursday, March 2
“For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” –Matthew 6:14-15
Father, please forgive me of my sins as I forgive others sins against me.
Day 38 – Leave Vengeance to God | Friday, March 3
“Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.'” –Romans 12:15
Father, help me to extend grace and forgiveness to others as You alone are just and righteous.
Day 39 – Salvation for Others | Saturday, March 4
Father, please bring [neighbor, friend or family member’s name] to You. Help them trust You for the forgiveness of their sins and to become Your child.