Today’s Key Scripture

“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

— John 4:24

It is futile to enter God’s presence while attempting to impress Him. He knows our heart and wants us to pour out our heart to Him, telling Him our deepest desires.

We must confess our need and our sin, for without confession, there can be no forgiveness. As David the psalmist wrote, “When I kept silent, my bones grew old through my groaning all the day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my vitality was turned into the drought of summer” (Psalm 32:3-4).

David continued in his psalm: “I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,’ and You forgave the iniquity of my sin” (verse 5).

The psalm goes on: “For this shall every one that is godly pray unto You in a time when You may be found” (verse 6). Likewise, it is impossible to pour our heart out to the Lord without first confessing our sin. But once He cleanses us, there will be intimacy that words cannot express.

John Calvin (1509–1564) once said, “If prayer is of no account to us, that is a sure sign that we are unbelievers, however much we claim to believe the gospel.”


A Prayer for Today


Dear Lord, I thank You for loving me, even when I was unworthy and unlovable. Thank You for listening to my prayers, even when I’ve been so underserving of Your answers to those prayers. Help me to spend more and more time with You during the coming days. Help me to worship You in spirit and truth, for You alone are worthy, and in You I find purpose, meaning, and guidance. I pray this in the name above all names, Jesus, amen.


*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.