Friday, March 11, 2011

Morning Prayer Guide - Friday

Read: Jonah 4 and Psalm 51

Jonah gets pretty upset when Nineveh repents instead of getting zapped. Nineveh represented to Jonah all that was evil in the world. He couldn’t stand it when the Ninevites repented and accepted God. He wanted them to suffer for all he felt he had suffered. Sometimes we can feel the same way. We want God to judge, when God wants to show mercy.

Whom have you wrongly judged in the past year? Spend some time talking to God about this. Forgive them for whatever wrongs – perceived or actual – that they have done. Ask God to forgive you for jumping into judgment and forgetting mercy. Write your own prayer.

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