God’s love and King David’s repentance
Welcome to this journey of disovery. You may have found this journey because of friend, or maybe by searching the internet. Either way, this is an opportunity for you to discover more about who God is and how to be close to him. It is always better to take a journey with a friend, so maybe find someone to do it with you!
King David, instead of going with his army to war, stays home in his palace. Temptation comes to him, and seeing a beautiful woman who is married to one of his trusted soldiers, commits adultery with her and makes her pregnant. Worse yet, he arranges for the woman’s wife to be killed in the battle. God sees these actions and sends a prophet to rebuke David. God’s judgement comes on David in difficult ways. David wrote down his prayer of repentance to God. What does it help us learn about God’s forgiving love? How might we pray like David?
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Starting with a moment of thankfulness.
“Lord God, thank you for an opportunity to know you. I am thankful for a way to discover who you are.”
Take a moment and think of something you are thankful for and tell God about it.
Continuing with a short prayer.
“God, I do want to know you, understand what you are like, feel like I am near you and pleasing you. Please help me to hear you through these stories you left for me to read.”
Praying is that simple. Is there anything else you want to tell God?
It might be different than you expect, but after the story there will be a few questions to help you discover for yourself about who God is and what that means for your life.
According to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity.
Cleanse me from my sin.
Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all of my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God.
Renew a right spirit within me.
Don’t throw me from your presence,
and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation.
Uphold me with a willing spirit.
Lord, open my lips.
My mouth will declare your praise.
For you don’t delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it.
You have no pleasure in burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit.
O God, you will not despise a broken and contrite heart.