121 Days of Prayer
None is Righteous, No, Not One
The purposes of this prayer are: Justification, Salvation and Increased Faith.
Righteous God, before teaching the Romans the doctrine of justification by faith, Paul explained to them that no one is righteous before you, writing, “What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, as it is written: ‘None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one. Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive. The venom of asps is under their lips. Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; in their paths are ruin and misery, and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes.’ Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.” Romans 3:9–20 (ESV). Gracious Lord, Christians know that good works cannot earn salvation. It is our faith in Jesus, and only our faith in Jesus, which comes to us not from within ourselves but is a gift from you, that gains us admittance into your heavenly kingdom. May our faith never waver, Lord. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.