Read: Luke 18:9-14



Reflection:
How do we approach God in prayer? When you have a great week, do you feel as if He is more quick to listen to you? When you are struggling, do you feel as if He would never want to speak with you? In a performance based culture, we are quick to miss grace. Apparently, this was the issue we see with the Pharisee in Luke 18. He was not like “those people” so God should surely be impressed with Him. The problem with that way of thinking is grace destroys it. Grace means that every person is on an even playing field. Today where you sit, if you are a Christian, it is by grace alone. No matter how we may feel about ourselves, we are never good enough to “impress” God. This is a freeing reality for us today. When we come to God in prayer, we are called to come humbly as we understand everything we have is because of Him. Today, humble yourself before God and receive the grace that He has to offer you.

Questions for Personal Prayer
How does the gospel free you from comparing yourself to others? Why should our sin humble us in prayer?

Corporate Prayer
Leaders and staff who serve in CrossKids
For God to help our church disciple the next generation
Join us tomorrow morning anytime between 6 – 10am at C3 to take some time to pray.

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