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Day 17 – A Humble Prayer Before the Almighty

By April 16, 2020Blog, Covid-19
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Heavenly Father,

We humble ourselves before You this day, and
We examine our hearts.
As David prayed in Psalm 139, today we pray:

“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.”

In the busyness of life, our hearts have been
Prone to wander and to lose focus
Of the greatness of who You are.

But You have given us a “pause” in this season.
A time to reflect and to set our eyes on Your face.
We ask You to “create in me a clean heart, O God.” (Psalm 51:10)

In the natural, we have all been washing our hands
So much more than usual. But, it’s also time to cleanse our hearts.
As Psalm 24:4 says, we want to have “clean hands” and “pure hearts;”
Let all idols be removed from our lives.

Forgive us for all inward sins of the heart
Such as wrong attitudes, pride, offense,
Anger, unforgiveness, bitterness,
Jealousy, envy, and more.

Jesus, we want to be more like You.
Purify our hearts and transform us from the inside out!
We want to see You arise in power and heal our land of this deadly plague.
We know that 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 gives us the prescription”

“When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people,
if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways,
then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

So, today, we humble ourselves before You,
Almighty God. We set our hearts to pray
And seek Your face as never before.

We repent and ask You to cleanse our hearts and lives
From all unrighteousness. And, as we do, we stand
On the unfailing promise in Your Word that
You will hear us from heaven, forgive us, and bring healing to America.

In Jesus’ name we pray,


This prayer was submitted by CWA Chief Financial Officer Denise Cappuccio. Click here for more prayers from our “30 Days of Prayer in the Midst of Covid-19” effort. Here for more coronavirus-related resources.