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Archive for August 31st, 2020

National Sorry Day

Meditation

Written by Rich Bimler, a contemporary Christian author and former president of Wheat Ridge Ministries.

Australia has a most significant annual holiday called “National Sorry Day” to remember the wrongs that they have done. Indeed, every country should do the same! As a matter of fact, all of us as God’s forgiven people observe, not an annual day, but every day as a “Daily Sorry Day!” The wrongs we have done, the hurst we have caused, the words that should not have been spoken are to be brought to the Lord daily. As we repent, we are also forgiven of these sins through Christ’s death and resurrection. As a banner states, “Forgiveness is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly.”  So, “celebrate” every day as a day that we are forgiven, in Christ!

Prayer

Written by John Chrysostom (AD 347-407), the archbishop of Constantinople and an early theologian of the church.

O Lord, accept me in penitence.

O Lord, leave me not.

O Lord, lead me not into temptation.

O Lord, grant me good thoughts.

O Lord, grant me tears and remembrance of death and compunction.

O Lord, grant me the thought of confessing my sins.

O Lord, grant me humility, chastity and obedience.

O Lord, grant me patience, courage and meekness.

O Lord, plant in me the root of all blessings, the fear of You in my heart.

O Lord, grant me to love You with all my mind and soul, and always to do Your will.

O Lord, protect me from certain people, and demons, and passions, and from every other harmful thing. O Lord, You know that You act as You will; may Your will be also in me, a sinner, for blessed art You forever. Amen.

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