When you pray to God what do you talk about?


King David was a great king over Israel. He loved God very much, and he never stopped worshiping God like lots of other kings did. But King David also committed some pretty bad sins. Sins that made God very sad. Sins that hurt other people very badly. In Psalm 103 David teaches us some very important things about God and about our sin. Here is part of Psalm 103. What does it tell us about God and our sin?

Psalm 103:8-12. 8The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 9He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. 10He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. 11For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; 12as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. 13As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

Psalm 103 tells us something very important about God doesn’t it? God is kind to us. He is patient with us. He doesn’t want to be angry at us. He doesn’t get even with us when we hurt him. And he doesn’t keep track of our mistakes. In fact, he has forgiven all our sins.

When we pray to God, he doesn’t want us to only talk to him about how bad we are. He wants us to talk much more about how good he is. Of course, it’s OK to talk to God when you’ve sinned, and tell him you’re sorry. But God really, really, really wants us to talk more about Jesus than about our sin. He wants us to remember that because of Jesus all our sins are already forgiven. God would much rather talk about how amazing Jesus is with us than about how bad we are.

Because of Jesus all your sins are forgiven.

With Jesus you can focus on him more than your sins.


Practice talking to God (praying) saying good things about God and Jesus (like Psalm 103). You might go around and have everyone add one line to the family prayer, a line that says something good about God or Jesus.


Jesus, you are better than anything else. Because of you I know that God loves me and has forgiven me. Amen.


Check out Psalms on ToLiveIsChrist blog! –> Click Here

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s