09 Jul

A Prayer for the Righteousness

Passage: Psalm 14

“Grace is God loving, God stooping, God coming to the rescue, God giving himself generously in and through Jesus Christ.” John Stott


What is something you’ve learned by repetition? What was this process like? What are the benefits or challenges to learning this way?

Read Psalm 14. What does this passage reveal to us about God and about the human condition?

How have you learned to lament what is wrong with you and the world around us? How does this psalm in particular teach us to pray?

How does Psalm 14 teach us to hope?

C. S. Lewis wrote, “We don’t come to God as bad people trying to become good people, we come as rebels to lay down our arms.” How do we lay down our arms and receive the grace and truth of Jesus, not just for the first time but as followers of Jesus throughout our lives?

What practices help you to regularly recognize your need for God? How do we do this as individuals, households, and a church community? What are the benefits and challenges to this truth?


Spend time praying for Covenant Church: for fellowship with the risen Jesus, spiritual renewal and refreshment, for thankful hearts, for wisdom, faithfulness, and a commitment to do justice and show mercy.

Share with your group how they can be praying for you: what is weighing on you from this past week? What are you praising God for from this past week?

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13