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This excerpt was taken from Erwin Lutzer's "Covering your Life in Prayer"

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A Prayer for Purity

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.”—1 Corinthians 5:6-7

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”—1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Sin—particularly known sin—weakens the church.

In context, Paul is chastising the church at Corinth because they had allowed at least one immoral relationship to continue without disciplining the offenders. Paul chides them for not mourning over their failure, but rather continuing with business as usual and even bragging about how great their church was. But God will not stand by without some form of discipline and judgment of His own. And in such a case, the whole church suffers. Public sin must have some kind of public discipline. 

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A Prayer About Appearing at the Judgment Seat of Christ

Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw—each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.”—1 Corinthians 3:12-13

All believers will appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ to give account of themselves to God. Let us suppose that every deed we’ve done since our conversion is turned into either a piece of precious metal or a piece straw depending on the quality of the work. Then let us imagine that our works are torched so that when we stand next to Jesus, we will see for ourselves how fruitful (or unfruitful) we were in this life.

In fact, I’m told that a man had just such a dream. In it, Jesus took the man’s works and lit them. The fire burned brightly, and when it was over, he noticed that there were bits of metal that survived the flames. With a small brush he brushed all of these tiny and pieces of gold and silver into his hand. 

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A Prayer About All We Possess in Christ

And because of him (God) you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”—1 Corinthians 1:30-31

When we think about Christ’s relationship with us, we immediately think of what He did for us as our substitute, bearing our sin on the cross. But He is not only our sin-bearer, He also embodies all that we need for our continuing spiritual growth and strength to face all of life. In other words, the better we see Jesus, the better we will strive to be all that we can be for His glory. Larry Crabb said it well, “Unbelievers do not see Christ as their greatest treasure. Neither do most believers. …More is available to us in Christ than we dare imagine. We settle for so much less. We taste Him so little” (quoted in Bryant, Christ is All, p.19).

Let’s meditate on the four blessings Paul mentions here.

Do you need wisdom for discernment and knowing God’s will? We can be sure that if we seek Christ in His fullness we will have that wisdom; we will especially have the wisdom to better understand the glory of the Gospel and the riches we have stored up for us.

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A Prayer That We Might Let God be God

If I find favor in the eyes of the LORD, he will bring me back and let me see both it and his dwelling place. But if he says ‘I have no pleasure in you,’ behold, here I am, let him do to me what seems good to him.”—2 Samuel 15:25-26

Last week we joined David in giving praise to God for being delivered from Saul. Today, I shall introduce you to a prayer of his that’s one of utter despair. Yes, God delivered David from Saul, but now more ominously, the question was whether God would deliver him from the murderous intentions of his own son.  

David’s son, Absalom, rebelled against him, scheming to take the kingdom for himself. David’s world was disintegrating by the hour. One hammer blow after another was smashing his life and kingdom to pieces. He’d lost all moral authority to deal with his sons because of his own sin. He was forgiven by God, but he lost his leadership position within the family and never regained it. Even his friends were turning against him in public disrespect. His loyal advisor, Ahithophel, defected and joined Absalom whose coup d’état was gaining an ever-widening following.

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A Prayer That We Might Praise God Continually

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.”—2 Samuel 22:2-4

This week let’s concentrate on worshipping God with our praise. 

There are times to intercede on behalf of others; there are times to pray for the sick, for finances, and for God’s leading. And then there are times to simply cease asking and start praising. For the next seven days, let us devote ourselves to giving God the gratitude and the praise that He so richly deserves.

You have had the experience of fearing the worst, only to receive the good news that your fears were unfounded. You feared an exam and were so relieved when you discovered you’d made the grade. Or you’ve just been pronounced free of the cancer that was discovered a few months ago. Then again, you may have received some unexpected but much needed funds in the mail. Your heart is gladdened with joy and freedom.

David feared that Saul might kill him. For ten long years he ran from cave to cave and from village to village, staying ahead of the spies Saul had recruited to find him. Years of hiding, scrounging for food, and staying ahead of his murderers drained faith from his soul. So you can imagine his relief when he was spared from the trap that Saul had laid for him.

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