Everyday Prayers by Scotty Smith
Below is a portion of a prayer from Everyday Prayers by Scotty Smith. What a powerful reminder for us today that grace is greater than all our sin!
As dead as we were in our sins and trespasses, we are much, much more alive in Jesus’ forgiveness and righteousness. As distant and disconnected as we were from you because of Adam’s sin and our own sin, we are much, much more at peace and intimate with you through the perfect work of Jesus on our behalf. As narcissistic and navel gazing as we were through our connection to the first Adam, we are becoming much, much more others-centered, loving, and caring through our union with Jesus.
Most generous and loving Father, you are most definitely for us. You didn’t spare your own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will you not also, along with Jesus, graciously give us all things? You’ve justified us, and there is now no condemnation. Jesus, you died for us and you now perpetually live to pray for us and advocate for us. Nothing will ever separate us from your love (Rom. 8:31–35)!
Indeed, as grave and great as our condition was through sin and death, the “how much more” of the gospel has trumped it a million times over! We pray with astonishment, wonder, and gratitude, in Jesus’ name. Amen.