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3.37 | Pray for the Grace Needed to Die Well

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SECTION 3 | Confession | 3.37 | Pray for the Grace Needed to Die Well

I must pray for grace to deliver me from death* and to carry me well through my dying moments.

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Lord, make us know our end and what is the measure of our days; let us know and consider how fleeting we are, that our days are as a few handbreadths and all mankind stands as a mere breath! Psalm 39:4-5(ESV) Our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no abiding. 1 Chronicles 29:15(ESV)

Lord, so teach us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom, Psalm 90:12(ESV) and make us to discern our latter end! Deuteronomy 32:29(ESV)

Lord, make us always ready, dressed for action with our lamps burning, Luke 12:35(ESV) for the Son of Man is coming at an hour we do not expect. Luke 12:40(ESV)

Keep us all the days of our service, waiting till our renewal comes; and then shall you call, and we will answer. Job 14:14-15(ESV)

Bring us to our grave like a sheaf gathered up in its season; Job 5:26(ESV) satisfy us with life, whether it be long or short, and show us your salvation. Psalm 91:16(ESV)

And when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, be with us, that we may fear no evil; let your rod and your staff comfort us. Psalm 23:4(ESV)

Let goodness and mercy follow us all the days of our life, and let us dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6(ESV) May steadfast love and faithfulness be with us. 2 Samuel 15:20(ESV)

Ransom our souls from the power of Sheol, and receive us; Psalm 49:15(ESV) guide us with your counsel, and afterward receive us into glory. Psalm 73:24(ESV)

Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know and consider how fleeting I am, that my days are as a few handbreadths and all mankind stands as a mere breath! Psalm 39:4-5(ESV) My days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no abiding. 1 Chronicles 29:15(ESV)

Lord, so teach me to number my days, that I may get a heart of wisdom, Psalm 90:12(ESV) and make me to discern my latter end! Deuteronomy 32:29(ESV)

Lord, make me always ready, dressed for action with my lamp burning, Luke 12:35(ESV) for the Son of Man is coming at an hour I do not expect. Luke 12:40(ESV)

Keep me all the days of my service, waiting till my renewal comes; and then shall you call, and I will answer. Job 14:14-15(ESV)

Bring me to my grave like a sheaf gathered up in its season; Job 5:26(ESV) satisfy me with life, whether it be long or short, and show me your salvation. Psalm 91:16(ESV)

And when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, be with me, that I may fear no evil; let your rod and your staff comfort me. Psalm 23:4(ESV)

Let goodness and mercy follow me all the days of my life, and let me dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6(ESV) May steadfast love and faithfulness be with me. 2 Samuel 15:20(ESV)

Ransom my soul from the power of Sheol, and receive me; Psalm 49:15(ESV) guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me into glory. Psalm 73:24(ESV)

Lord, make me to know my end and the measure of my days, what it is, that I may know and consider how frail I am: And that my days are as a handbreadth, and that every man at his best state is altogether vanity; Psalm 39:4-5(KJV) and my days upon earth are as a shadow, and there is no abiding. 1 Chronicles 29:15(KJV)

Lord, teach me so to number my days, that I may apply my heart unto wisdom, Psalm 90:12(KJV) and make me to consider my latter end. Deuteronomy 32:29(KJV)

Lord, make me always ready, with my loins girded about and my light burning, Luke 12:35(KJV) because the Son of man comes in an hour that I think not. Luke 12:40(KJV)

Keep me all the days of my appointed time, waiting till my change comes; and then shalt thou call, and I will answer. Job 14:14-15(KJV)

Bring me to my grave as a shock of corn in its season; Job 5:26(KJV) satisfy me with life, whether it be longer or shorter, and show me thy salvation. Psalm 91:16(KJV)

And when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, be thou with me, that I may fear no evil; let thy rod and thy staff comfort me. Psalm 23:4(KJV)

Let goodness and mercy follow me all the days of my life, and let me dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Psalm 23:6(KJV) Mercy and truth be with me. 2 Samuel 15:20(KJV)

Redeem my soul from the power of the grave, and receive me; Psalm 49:15(KJV) guide me by thy counsel, and afterward receive me into glory. Psalm 73:24(KJV)

Lord, make me to know my end and the measure of my days, what it is, that I may know and consider how frail I am: And that my days are as a handbreadth, and that every man at his best state is altogether vanity; Psalm 39:4-5(KJV) and my days upon earth are as a shadow, and there is no abiding. 1 Chronicles 29:15(KJV)

Lord, teach me so to number my days, that I may apply my heart unto wisdom, Psalm 90:12(KJV) and make me to consider my latter end. Deuteronomy 32:29(KJV)

Lord, make me always ready, with my loins girded about and my light burning, Luke 12:35(KJV) because the Son of man comes in an hour that I think not. Luke 12:40(KJV)

Keep me all the days of my appointed time, waiting till my change comes; and then shalt thou call, and I will answer. Job 14:14-15(KJV)

Bring me to my grave as a shock of corn in its season; Job 5:26(KJV) satisfy me with life, whether it be longer or shorter, and show me thy salvation. Psalm 91:16(KJV)

And when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, be thou with me, that I may fear no evil; let thy rod and thy staff comfort me. Psalm 23:4(KJV)

Let goodness and mercy follow me all the days of my life, and let me dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Psalm 23:6(KJV) Mercy and truth be with me. 2 Samuel 15:20(KJV)

Redeem my soul from the power of the grave, and receive me; Psalm 49:15(KJV) guide me by thy counsel, and afterward receive me into glory. Psalm 73:24(KJV)

Lord, make us to know our end and what is the extent of our days; let us know and consider how transient we are, that our days are as handbreadths and every man at his best is a mere breath. Psalm 39:4-5(NASB) Our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope. 1 Chronicles 29:15(NASB)

Lord, so teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom, Psalm 90:12(NASB) and make us to discern our future. Deuteronomy 32:29(NASB)

Lord, make us always ready, dressed in readiness with our lamps lit, Luke 12:35(NASB) because the Son of man is coming at an hour that we do not expect. Luke 12:40(NASB)

Keep us all the days of our struggle, waiting until our change comes; and then You will call, and we will answer. Job 14:14-15(NASB)

Bring us to our grave like the stacking of grain in its season; Job 5:26(NASB) satisfy us with life, whether it be long or short, and let us see Your salvation. Psalm 91:16(NASB)

And when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, be with us, that we may fear no evil; let Your rod and Your staff comfort us. Psalm 23:4(NASB)

Let goodness and lovingkindness follow us all the days of our life, and let us dwell in the house of the LORD forever; Psalm 23:6(NASB) mercy and truth be with us. 2 Samuel 15:20(NASB)

Redeem our souls from the power of Sheol, and receive us; Psalm 49:15(NASB) guide us with Your counsel, and afterward receive us into glory. Psalm 73:24(NASB)

Lord, make me to know my end and what is the extent of my days; let me know and consider how transient I am, that my days are as handbreadths and every man at his best is a mere breath. Psalm 39:4-5(NASB) My days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope. 1 Chronicles 29:15(NASB)

Lord, so teach me to number my days, that I may present to You a heart of wisdom, Psalm 90:12(NASB) and make me to discern my future. Deuteronomy 32:29(NASB)

Lord, make me always ready, dressed in readiness with my lamp lit, Luke 12:35(NASB) because the Son of man is coming at an hour that I do not expect. Luke 12:40(NASB)

Keep me all the days of my struggle, waiting until my change comes; and then You will call, and I will answer. Job 14:14-15(NASB)

Bring me to my grave like the stacking of grain in its season; Job 5:26(NASB) satisfy me with life, whether it be long or short, and let me see Your salvation. Psalm 91:16(NASB)

And when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, be with me, that I may fear no evil; let Your rod and Your staff comfort me. Psalm 23:4(NASB)

Let goodness and lovingkindness follow me all the days of my life, and let me dwell in the house of the LORD forever; Psalm 23:6(NASB) mercy and truth be with me. 2 Samuel 15:20(NASB)

Redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, and receive me; Psalm 49:15(NASB) guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me into glory. Psalm 73:24(NASB)

Show us, O LORD, our life’s end and the number of our days; let us know how fleeting are our lives and that our days are a mere handbreadth; that each man’s life is but a breath, Psalm 39:4-5(NIV) and our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope. 1 Chronicles 29:15(NIV)

Lord, teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom, Psalm 90:12(NIV) and make us to discern what our end will be! Deuteronomy 32:29(NIV)

Lord, make us always ready, dressed ready for service with our lamps kept burning, Luke 12:35(NIV) because the Son of man will come at an hour when we do not expect him. Luke 12:40(NIV)

Keep us all the days of our hard service, waiting for our renewal to come; and then you will call, and we will answer. Job 14:14-15(NIV)

Bring us to the grave like sheaves gathered in season; Job 5:26(NIV) satisfy us with life, whether it be long or short, and show us your salvation. Psalm 91:16(NIV)

And when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, be with us, that we may fear no evil; let your rod and your staff comfort us. Psalm 23:4(NIV)

Let goodness and love follow us all the days of our life, and let us dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6(NIV) May kindness and faithfulness be with us. 2 Samuel 15:20(NIV)

Redeem our life from the grave, and take us to yourself; Psalm 49:15(NIV) guide us with your counsel, and afterward take us into glory. Psalm 73:24(NIV)

Show me, O LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life and that my days are a mere handbreadth; that each man’s life is but a breath, Psalm 39:4-5(NIV) and my days on earth are like a shadow, without hope. 1 Chronicles 29:15(NIV)

Lord, teach me to number my days aright, that I may gain a heart of wisdom, Psalm 90:12(NIV) and make me to discern what my end will be! Deuteronomy 32:29(NIV)

Lord, make me always ready, dressed ready for service with my lamp kept burning, Luke 12:35(NIV) because the Son of man will come at an hour when I do not expect him. Luke 12:40(NIV)

Keep me all the days of my hard service, waiting for my renewal to come; and then you will call, and I will answer. Job 14:14-15(NIV)

Bring me to the grave like a sheave gathered in season; Job 5:26(NIV) satisfy me with life, whether it be long or short, and show me your salvation. Psalm 91:16(NIV)

And when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, be with me, that I may fear no evil; let your rod and your staff comfort me. Psalm 23:4(NIV)

Let goodness and love follow me all the days of my life, and let me dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6(NIV) May kindness and faithfulness be with me. 2 Samuel 15:20(NIV)

Redeem my life from the grave, and take me to yourself; Psalm 49:15(NIV) guide me with your counsel, and afterward take me into glory. Psalm 73:24(NIV)

* We must all die (save those alive when the Lord comes), so the author directs us to ask for deliverance not from the inevitable fact of death, but from the fear and power of death. Editor.

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