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June Devotions
  1. How We Should Pray
  2. Praying in Reverence
  3. God's Will Be Done
  4. Give Us Our Daily Bread
  5. Forgive Our Debts
  6. Deliver Us From Evil
  7. Prayer is Immediate
  8. God is Near
  9. Prayer and Confession
  10. Prayer for Healing
  11. Humbleness and Prayer
  12. Prayer and Fasting
  13. Prayer for Success
  14. The Quick Prayer
  15. Prayer and Work
  16. Prayer for Strength
  17. Prayer of the Righteous
  18. Hidden from Prayer
  19. Forbidden Prayer
  20. Corporate Confession
  21. Praying in Private
  22. Babbling Like Pagans
  23. Asking in Prayer
  24. Not Knowing What to Pray
  25. Prayer for Perfection
  26. Prayer Defeats Worry
  27. Husbands and Prayer
  28. The Prayer of a Righteous Man
  29. Prayer in All Occasions
  30. Pray Without Ceasing
2 Corinthians 13:7

Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong. Not that people will see that we have stood the test but that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed.


June 25

Prayer for Perfection

The Christian life is full of paradoxes.  We are sinners but we are considered righteous in God's eyes.  We are not under the law but this doesn't mean that we should go on sinning.

Another paradox of the Christian life is that we are called to be holy but we when never be perfect while here on earth.  Still this shouldn't stop us from striving for perfection.  We should never give up fighting temptation or throw up our hands in frustration when we fall into sin.

Whenever we face temptation or fall victim to it, we should try harder so that we'll be able to stand against it the next time.  This battle does not begin with us however, it begins with God's strength.

We should ask God for help in not doing anything wrong.  The Holy Spirit will prompt us by recalling what the Bible says about certain things.  He will act alongside of our conscience.

The help of God doesn't guarantee our sinlessness however.  Unfortunately we ignore the pleas of the Holy Spirit and we willfully sin at times when we know we shouldn't.  This is why we don't reach perfection here on earth; it has nothing to do with God failing us.

Still, we keep striving for holiness and praying for God's help.  The more we pray, the closer we will get even if we will never fully attain it.

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