Lent Season of Prayer Week III: Grace


GRACE

One of God’s greatest gifts to us as believers and followers is His unending grace, which has been given to us through the death and resurrection of His one and only son, Jesus Christ.  Grace can be described in this way, God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.  His grace is not something that can be earned or strived for, rather it has been given to us. It is through God’s grace that we are able to experience His love, kindness, mercy and forgiveness. Just accepting God’ grace is not enough though.  We as followers of Christ must allow that grace to completely transform us so that we can live out His will for each of us each and every day.


SCRIPTURE VERSES (NEW LIVING TRANSLATION)

EPH. 2:8
God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.

ROMANS 6:14
Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.

ROMANS 11:6
And since it is through God’s kindness, then it is not by their good works. For in that case, God’s grace would not be what it really is—free and undeserved.

HEBREWS 4:16
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most

JOHN 1:14
So the Word became flesh and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing grace and truth. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.


PRAYER

Merciful Lord, you are never weary of speaking to my poor heart. Grant me grace that, if today I hear your voice, my heart may not be hardened. Amen.

(from www.ourcatholicprayers.com)


SONG: YOUR GRACE IS ENOUGH

Great is Your faithfulness oh God
You wrestle with the sinner's heart
You lead us by still waters and to mercy
And nothing can keep us apart

So remember Your people
Remember Your children
Remember Your promise
Oh God

Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough for me

Great is Your love and justice God
You use the weak to lead the strong
You lead us in the song of Your salvation
And all Your people sing along

So remember Your people
Remember Your children
Remember Your promise
Oh God

Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough for me

Your grace is enough
Heaven reaching down to us
Your grace is enough for me
God I see your grace is enough
I'm covered in your love
Your grace is enough for me
For me

Matt Maher © 2003 Thankyou Music/spiritandsong.com