Lenten Prayer: Week 1, Day 5

Psalm 44:1-8

1 We have heard it with our ears, O God; our ancestors have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago. 2 With your hand you drove out the nations and planted our ancestors; you crushed the peoples and made our ancestors flourish. 3 It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them. 4 You are my King and my God, who decrees victories for Jacob. 5 Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes. 6 I put no trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; 7 but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame. 8 In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever.

Prayer prompt: Remember a time in the past that God delivered you. (if you can’t think of one you can use the deliverance in verses 1-3). Now consider the people or things that you are currently trusting in. Pray that God will help you let go of them and turn your trust to God alone.

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