Day 19 – Scripture and Prayer for Lent

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. – 2 Corinthians 5:14‭-‬15 ESV

Lord please forgive me when I am not contrained or controlled by Your love. I tend to live for myself rather than for You, the One who died for me and rose again. I have a propensity for selfishness, to seek only  what I want. My sinfulness expressed by my selfishness has caused my life to have the problems it has. My mess is  caused by my messiness. I need more than just forgiveness. I need deliverance. May I live out the words “therefore all have died” everyday this week by counting my sinful self dead and thus powerless to dominate me. In Your name I pray. Amen.