Pray that through their repentance and confession the saints would experience and enjoy God’s forgiveness and cleansing, issuing in their fearing God, loving the Lord, being able to be built with others in the church life, and enjoying Christ as the tree of life (Neh. 9:17b; Psa. 32:1; 86:5; 130:4; Luke 7:47; 1 John 1:7, 9; Isa. 1:18; Rev. 22:14).
Neh. 9:17b—But You are a God of forgiveness, / Gracious and compassionate, / Long-suffering and abounding in lovingkindness; / So You did not forsake them.
Psa. 32:1—Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven; / Whose sin is covered.
Psa. 86:5—For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive / And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.
Psa. 130:4—But with You there is forgiveness, / That You would be feared.
Luke 7:47—For this reason I say to you, Her sins which are many are forgiven, because she loved much; but to whom little is forgiven, he loves little.
1 John 1:7, 9—But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from every sin…If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Isa. 1:18—Come now and let us reason together, / Says Jehovah. / Though your sins are like scarlet, / They will be as white as snow; / Though they are as red as crimson, / They will be like wool.
Rev. 22:14—Blessed are those who wash their robes that they may have right to the tree of life and may enter by the gates into the city.
For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1932-1949, vol. 3, “Crucial Truths in the Holy Scriptures, volume 1,” ch. 6, pp. 162-163 and Life-study of Psalms, msg. 42, pp. 477-478.
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