Tuesday’s Prayer: Draw near.
Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22
Lord Jesus, there are so many reasons for me to stay away.I’m ashamed of many of the things that have run through my mind.I have so much guilt on my hands.I don’t do things that I should. I have a very clear sense of how very dirty and sinful I am.I should stay away.The dirty can’t be with the clean. There are so many reasons for me to stay away, but, Lord, you still invite me to come close.You invite me to come close to you because I am clean. I am washed clean in the water of my baptism.My conscience is clear because you have declared it to be so. No sin can condemn, the devil can’t accuse me, because you, Lord Jesus, have thoroughly and completely cleansed me of all sin and guilt.O Lord, I can draw near to you with clean and near heart.I can come to you in prayer.I can come to you in thanks. I can flee to you for refuge.O Lord, help me to remember that I am clean so that I will draw near to you. Amen.