Yesterday, we focused on the majesty of God. Praising his holy nature and thanking for what he’s done, reminds us of his greatness. An exercise like this naturally spotlights our humanness. As it says in Psalm 8:4, “What are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?”
As I taught a couple of days ago in Sunday School, repent means to change. When we repent, we choose to align our thoughts with God’s thoughts. Sometimes what we need to change is obviously laid out in scripture. Other times, we are blind to our own motivations. So as you pray today, first ask God to show you what is standing between him and you. Spend a few moments allowing him to point out which attitudes and actions need changing. Then, confess those sins and ask for forgiveness. As solemn as this exercise is, it is not without hope. We know we have that forgiveness through the sacrifice of Christ!
If you have time, do the following activity focusing on repentance. Then post pictures on Instagram and tag me @six5mom #easterweekprayerchallenge.
Scripture Reference and Activity
- Gather materials shown above: Bible, black paper, tape, and scissors.
- Read Proverbs 16:2 and Romans 3:23-24.
- Cut the black paper into eight equal pieces. (Peck loves to use my paper cutter. Scissors will work just fine! )
4) Tape six of the pieces in a vertical line on the wall next to the praise sun. As you hold each piece, pray a silent confession for a sin in your life.
5) Tape the final two pieces horizontally, creating a cross. As you hold each piece, pray a silent confession.
6) We will continue to add to the mural throughout the week 🙂