3. Open your heart to praise the Lord
I bless the who gives me counsel;
because he is at my right hand,
I shall not be shaken. Psalm 16:7-8
“Dear Holy Spirit, shine your light into the places of darkness in my life. Show me my sins, everything that blocks me from encountering God. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
"Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for our sins and being victorious over death and sin. I confess my sin to you(pause, to tell Jesus what the Holy Spirit has shown you). Forgive my sins by your blood and help me follow you. Holy Spirit, fill me that I may be able to receive your gift to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."
N.T. Wright. Matthew for Everyone, Part 1. Louisville,KY:Westminster John Knox Press, 2004, p.22.
1. How do you deal with anger in your family? Is it hidden and put away deep down in your heart? Or, does anger burst out in explosive moments? Or, do you have practices for reconciliation?
2. Is there any reconciliation that needs to take place in your family now?
Praise and Thanksgiving
Let's give thanks for God with us. Let us praise Him: