Day 17

The God Who Hears Our Confession

from the reading plan

Daniel 9:1-23, Nehemiah 9:32-37, 1 John 1:5-10

Though Scripture contains many written prayers, like those found in the book of Psalms, and many teachings on how to pray, like the parables and sermons in Jesus’s ministry, this reading plan focuses on the prayers offered to God in the narratives of Scripture. Each day we’ll read a narrative that includes a prayer from an individual or group. Their prayers vary in length, type, posture, purpose, and God’s response. The secondary passages explore how the rest of Scripture speaks to the themes demonstrated in the main reading. 

While each account is different, every prayer recorded in Scripture teach

es us about the unchanging God who invites us to speak to and hear from Him. These prayers model for us what it can look like to be in conversation with God. As you read, notice the posture and emotions present each day. 

Reading Scripture together is the centerpiece of what we do at He Reads Truth. As we spend time as a community reading Prayers in Scripture together, we encourage you to start by reading the daily Scripture on your own. Then join us here to engage and encourage one another as we respond to what we’ve read in the comments. 

Prior to today’s reading, have you ever considered how prayers, specifically confession, can be communal, or offered on behalf of a group or community? Share with the global community your experience with this type of prayer.

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3 thoughts on "The God Who Hears Our Confession"

  1. Mike G says:

    I do not have any experience with communal prayer. But as I review this question I think that now is the time for such a prayer. Never in my life have I felt like our country is heading down a path of destruction of itself. Lord I pray that you will raise up a revival to You and a turning of our hearts closer to you daily. Open our eyes to the sin around us. Let us all be examples of righteousness, teaching the younger generations of you steadfast goodness and help in times of trouble. Instill in us all a fear that helps us to acknowledge Your holiness, Your power and Your forgiveness. Let us not go down the path of Isreal and Judah. Help make America the shining light for all nations, promoting the values you have set forth in Your good book for our benefit and Your glory!

  2. Stephen says:

    We as American citizens need to confess our sins if we want to have Gods grace. Our country is headed towards more division. We need a great revival. Lord please help us to open our eyes, to our sin and ask for your forgiveness.

    Thank you for sending your perfect Son for us, who deserve death. Thank you for loving us first. In Jesus name amen!

  3. Roger says:

    I share the same thoughts of those above here in the UK as we move further away from the truths of God’s word. It is such a challenge to remain faithful in prayer with so much need, it is encouraging to know that we are not standing alone.

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