Day 17

The God Who Hears Our Confession

from the Prayers in Scripture reading plan

Daniel 9:1-23, Nehemiah 9:32-37, 1 John 1:5-10

BY She Reads Truth

Though Scripture contains many written prayers, like those found in the book of Psalms, and many teachings on how to pray, like the parables and sermons in Jesus’s ministry, this reading plan focuses on the prayers offered to God in the narratives of Scripture. Each day we’ll read a narrative that includes a prayer from an individual or group. Their prayers vary in length, type, posture, purpose, and God’s response. The secondary passages explore how the rest of Scripture speaks to the themes demonstrated in the main reading. 

While each account is different, every prayer recorded in Scripture teaches us about the unchanging God who invites us to speak to and hear from Him. These prayers model for us what it can look like to be in conversation with God. As you read, notice the posture and emotions present each day. 

Reading Scripture together is the centerpiece of what we do at She Reads Truth. As we spend time as a community reading Prayers in Scripture together, we encourage you to start by reading the daily Scripture on your own. Then join us here to engage and encourage one another as we respond to what we’ve read in the comments. 

Prior to today’s reading, have you ever considered how prayers, specifically confession, can be communal, or offered on behalf of a group or community? Share with the global community your experience with this type of prayer.

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67 thoughts on "The God Who Hears Our Confession"

  1. abby stokes says:

    i pray for other people but have never considered communal confession. praying with others is so special!

  2. Allie Curole says:

    I feel this right now. My groups is in need of prayer and this is just what I needed to understand that!

  3. Mabel Aigbonohan says:

    Yes I have; interceding, which is when you pray on behalf of another which I’ve done. And I’ve heard prayers being lifted up to God on behalf of our sins in church. I also prayed for the cops and everyone who were involved in the whole George Floyd incident.

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