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LORD, My Petition Heed

Scripture References

Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Belgic Confession, Article 26 provides the foundation for all our praying: “We believe that we have no access to God except through the one and only Mediator and Intercessor ‘Jesus Christ the righteous,’ who therefore was made human, uniting together the divine and human natures, so that we human beings might have access to the divine Majesty. Otherwise we would have no access.” We offer our prayers, therefore, “only on the basis of the excellence and dignity of Jesus Christ, whose righteousness is ours by faith.” Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 46, Question and Answer 120 verifies this privilege when it says, “Through Christ God has become our Father, and…just as our parents do not refuse us the things of this life, even less will God our Father refuse to give us what we ask in faith.”

Additional Prayers

Merciful God, whose very name is Love,
you never turn away from anyone who seeks you.
Like the tax collector who cried for mercy, keep us honest and humble in our prayer,
receiving your forgiveness in our broken lives and proclaiming your salvation,
available to all the world through Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Tune Information

Name
MASON
Key
F Major or modal
Meter
6.6.4.6.6.6.4
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