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A prayer for the Hybels

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Dear Lord, Thank you for the incredible years of service to the Lord that Bill and Lynne Hybels have given. I ask for you to bless them and comfort them during this horrific time of humiliation and exposure. I don't know what's true and what's not true, so I'm not grieved that Bill has "fallen" from his pedestal. He shouldn't have been put on a pedestal, and people shouldn't want to knock him off it. I'm grieved that Christians have gone public in the media against one of their own. I'm grieved that the media is writing sensational headlines, sloppy reporting, and undocumented allegations. I don't want to believe the accusations. But that doesn't really matter. My concern is for the people involved. To feel betrayed, vilified, and hunted is a terrible thing. To be the betrayer, villain, and hunter is perhaps more terrible because the vengeance of God is coming. I pray against the devil's work. I pray against vengea

Confessing someone else's sins

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Lord God, the Holy One-- You are gracious and full of awesome power and purity. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty. I come today on behalf of someone else. I want to pray for ________'s repentance, so first I must ask you to forgive me of my wrong-doing and selfishness. Convict and remove all the little pet sins I shelter in my life, the things I say aren't a big deal. Root them out. I'll brace myself. I know it will hurt a little to be honest with myself and change my will and behavior. But when I do, I will have peace. Forgive me, please. So now I ask you to forgive __________. I confess on his/her behalf. Forgive him/her for rebellion, selfishness, pride, and ignorance of Your laws and Your expectations. Moses confessed for Israel, and even though they rarely repented, You had compassion on them, for Moses' sake. You showed grace and mercy and lovingkindness. Because someone cared enough to ask You for it. Show Your lovingkindness to