A Prayer for Lent

Lord Jesus, today is a day to reflect on why you came to die on the cross. For me.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Lord, it is almost too much to bear to think of your sacrifice personally, knowing that if I were the only person on this earth, you would have died for me. I know there is no sacrifice I could have made to wipe away my own sins. You died so that I could live.

Hebrews 7:26-28

26 Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. 27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself. 28 For the law appoints as high priests men in all their weakness; but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever.

The price you paid for my sins brings me to my knees. What, Lord, can I offer you in return? I surrender my life and place you above all else. It is all I have.

Hebrews 10:9-11

Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. 10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

11 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins

Lord, thank you for your ultimate sacrifice and your love for me. You are my One and Only.

Daniel 9:3

“Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.”

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