This Week’s Program

SEVEN PRAYERS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Week 2– 08/31/2015

The Prayer of Confession

Psalm 51:1-4, 10-12, 17

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This Week: Earlier this year on “CrossHope”, we looked at Psalm 51 as one of the Psalms called, “penitential”.  There were seven that are referred to in this way because they have to do with repentance, contrition, guilt, and penance for sin.  This week, we look at it as a prayer of confession when David finally was convicted in his spirit for the sins of adultery and murder.  What he prayed is a prayer that can change your life and mine!

The Prayer of Confession, Podcast

 

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Monday – What if you lived your life as a man or woman who truly felt forgiven?  Not just intellectually, but inside your heart where you live?  A Christian psychologist told me years ago that he felt one reason why people only occasionally or rarely attend any church is because of this reason:  they don’t feel forgiven!  Forgiveness is the gut issue of people’s lives, it really is.  Feeling unforgiven may contribute to a lot of the anxiety we feel in life.  What do you think?

The Prayer of Confession, Part 1

 

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Tuesday – One commentator believes that Psalm 51 is the most important passage in the Old Testament that points the way to Christ!  It’s a holy or spiritual moment in your life and mine when we come to terms with a sin and recognize what it is, and what it does to our heavenly Father.  The amazing thing is that it is actually God’s nature is to forgive!  Most people can’t truly say that of themselves.  You can’t and neither can I!

The Prayer of Confession, Part 2

 

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Wednesday – We are not only sinners; we are people who have a “sinful nature”.  When a man or woman faces that reality, something happens!  David says that his sin was “ever before me”.  We all know people in chronic pain; their pain is ever before them.  They live, work, and sleep with their pain.  David became aware of his sin in such a way that he couldn’t escape the guilt for one minute.  Have you ever experienced guilt like that?

The Prayer of Confession, Part 3

 

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Thursday – Max Lucado says that “confession does for the soul what preparing the land does for the field.”  Confession prepares the soil of our hearts for God to work in our lives!  Confession is ultimately acknowledging that we have not just violated a rule or command; we have wounded the Father!  That’s no small thing.  Have you ever acknowledged that in your life? God will never make fun of or mock your repentance!

The Prayer of Confession, Part 4

 

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Friday – I close the message with a poem that I was asked to read at my father’s funeral.  It’s a poem that some would consider old fashioned, dated, and perhaps trite.  Listen to it today; it just may impact your life.  It’s about the “touch of the Master’s hand”.  That’s why the commentator said Psalm 51 may draw us to the “Master” more than any other Psalm.  Read it, pray it, and believe it!

The Prayer of Confession, Part 5

10 Comments

  1. RANDY AND TEAM, I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH THIS PROGRAM ENCOURAGES ME EVERY DAY. I HAVE TO BE AT WORK AT 8 SO MY DAILY GOAL IS TO BE IN THE CARE IN PLENTY OF TIME TO CATCH YOUR MESSAGE. SO UPLIFTING AND TEACHES ME EVERY DAY HOW TO LIVE MORE LIKE OUR SAVIOUR. SIMPLY PUT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, IT HAS TRULY BLESSED MY WORK WITH THE LORD. HOPE THIS LETTER FINDS YOU ALL HAVING A WONDERFUL DAY. GOD BLESS YOU. ROBIN SCHERIGER

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  2. I enjoyed your story of the “white” Christmas this morning on my drive to work. I have never heard
    that story before and would like to share it with my family at Christmas..is it possible that I could get a
    print out of the story?

    I appreciate your daily ministry.

    Jan

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  3. I am interested in getting a copy of that poem on today’s program (the poem came from a soldier). Thanks

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  4. I really enjoyed the prayer of the confederate soldier! Can you send me a copy of that in printed form?

    Thanks,

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  5. Enjoyed Fridays program. How can I find a copy of the prayer you read written by the confederate soldier? Very moving.

    Thank you,

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  6. Thank you for your ministry. I get so much out of it every morning on my way to work. Could I get a copy of today’s poem?

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  7. My husband heard your message on the power of the tongue..he asked me to listen..we have been struggling after some harsh words exchagned. We are in very different places….with our faith I believe and it is my daily prayer for God to bring us closer together….to fill our hearts with the holy spirit to be kinder to each other. This message, for me, was a great place to start….it has allowed me to begin the forgiveness process and I am greatful for your ministry. Thank you.

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  8. I would like to purchase a c/d or DVD of the, “Tongue Piercing”. Are these available for purchase?

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    Jerry

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