When a paralysed man was brought to Jesus, his first action was to forgive him his sins.
To those who heard and refused to believe that He could forgive sins, He said to them, “Which is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or, ‘Stand up and walk’?”
To prove that he could forgive the man’s sins, Jesus then miraculously healed him saying, “Stand up, take your stretcher and go home”. (Luke 5:23-24)
Our first priority of each new day could also be to acknowledge our sins and seek the cleansing mercy of Jesus!
Lord Jesus, open my heart to your presence and love. Cleanse me from my sin and purify my daily intentions.
Prayer: Psalm 63
O God, you are my God, for you I long:
For you, my soul is thirsting.
My body pines for you
like a dry, weary land without water.
So I gaze on you in the sanctuary
to see your strength and your glory.
For your love is better than life,
my lips will speak your praise.
So I will bless you all my life,
in your name, I will lift up my hands.
My soul shall be filled as with a banquet,
my mouth shall praise you with joy.
At night, I remember you.
On you, I muse through the night
for you have been my help;
in the shadow of your wings, I rejoice.
My soul clings to you;
your right hand holds me fast.
|Music: Christ Be Our Light|
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Almighty God, thank you for this new day. Bless me and keep me safe.