August 17

What is prayer to you?
Psalm 51-54 / 1Thessalonians 1-5

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51:1-4 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge.


1:2-4 We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you

OT Flash Points

Cleanse me O God
Blot out my sin
I will worship and praise you
I will wait on your grace in the presence of your people

NT Flash Points

You are God’s people
Live quiet lives, minding your own business
Working with your hands
Live holy lives, pure of sexual sin
Warn the lazy, encourage the timid, care tenderly for the weak
Be patient with every one
Be good to each other
Be joyful and thankful
Keep praying


Jesus says the hard thing and doesn’t pursue us and try to persuade
Our response is our choice