Plea for Grace August 9, 2022

Isaiah 52:13-15 ESV - 13 Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted. 14 As many were astonished at you-- his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind-- 15 so shall he sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths because of him, for that which has not been told them they see, and that which they have not heard they understand.
Isaiah 53:1-3 ESV - 1 Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? 2 For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Isaiah 53:4-6 ESV - 4 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned--every one--to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Father God, You sent Your only begotten Son, the second Person of the Trinity, the sinless Savior, to pay the wages of our immense sin. Pierced . . .crushed . . .bearing chastisement. . .wounded. . .oh Lord, what sacrifice to pay a debt I could never pay. Your payment, Your sacrifice is complete and sufficient. By Your grace I am forgiven, I am healed. I am Your beloved child.

Pray for the Persecuted Church –OpenDoorsUSA

Day 2: Pray for comfort and healing for believers who
have lost loved ones to the violence, pandemic and
hunger crisis

Daily Wisdom
Psalm 9, 39, 69, 99, 129
Proverbs 9

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