October 20 From Every Sin
She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21 ESV)
Lord, save me from my sins. By the name of Jesus I am encouraged thus to pray. Save me from my past sins, that the habit of them may not hold me captive. Save me from my constitutional sins, that I may not be the slave of my own weaknesses. Save me from the sins which are continually under my eye that I may not lose my horror of them. Save me from secret sins; sins unperceived by me from my want of light. Save me from sudden and surprising sins: let me not be carried off my feet by a rush of temptation. Save me, Lord, from every sin. Let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
You alone can do this. I cannot snap my own chains or slay my own enemies. You know temptation, for You were tempted. You know sin, for You did bear the weight of it. You know how to succor me in my hour of conflict; You can save me from sinning and save me when I have sinned. It is promised in Your very name that You will do this, and I pray to You let me this day verify the prophecy. Let me not give way to temper, or pride, or despondency, or any form of evil; but You do save me unto holiness of life, that the name of Jesus may be glorified in me abundantly.
Faith’s Checkbook – Devotionals by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Revised -Brent Boatwright