Living in the Word – Prayer Devotional for Conscience

 

Conscience, Prayer Devotional

According to Merriam Webster, your conscience is the part of the mind that makes you aware of your actions as being either morally right or wrong.

Your conscience is that little voice in your head giving you nudges to act differently or gives you the little pat on your back when you did something kind or nice for someone. Cartoons often depict your conscience as the little angel and devil on the character’s shoulders.

Everyone is born with a conscience however we can choose to listen to it or not. This is our ability to make our own choices in spite of something being morally wrong. Continually choosing immoral and negative paths causes a person to eventually alter their view of whether it is right or wrong.

When a person chooses salvation the Holy Spirit resides in them. The Holy Spirit becomes their great counselor and guide to further their relationship with God and to lead them to live a life by the fruit of the Spirit characteristics.

Just as before salvation, we are given the ability to choose right or wrong and whether to listen to the Holy Spirit or not. If we are not following the Holy Spirit our conscience can become guilty. We can then feel burdened, heavy, distraught, and even physically ill. Living a God-honoring life, however, releases us from guilt and clears our conscience.

Take the time to read the below bible scriptures and truly focus on what they are saying to you. Some passages may touch you differently than others. Writing down the verses in your own hand is helpful for some individuals. Possibly looking up the verses in your own bible may be beneficial. I use a NIV bible translation. Or reading them over and over to commit to memory. Whatever method works best for you to experience God’s words and feel closer to Him.

 

Hebrews 10:22

Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

Acts 24:16

So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.

Proverbs 3:21-26

My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck. Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble; when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.

Hebrews 9:14

How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!

1 Peter 3:15-16

But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed for their slander.

I sincerely pray that these bible verses meet you where you are and help you to have a clear conscience in your life focused on God!

Please visit other devotionals on related topics: Joy, Peace, Contentment, Hope, Comfort, Trust, Obedience and Faith in God.

God Bless!

Melissa

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Melissa is a Christian mental health therapist, wife and mommy of two. She works with children, teens, adults, and couples to better manage their distress and hopefully become closer to God in the process.

12 comments on “Living in the Word – Prayer Devotional for Conscience

  1. Acts 24:16 Is so to the point! It’s easy to memorize and constantly remember throughout the day! The only way to keeps your conscience clear before God and man, is to allow the Holy Spirit to move and work in every aspect of our lives!

    • That is a good one! When we try to be in control of an aspect of our life and not allow the Holy Spirit to lead us, we inevitably begin focusing on our own desires and that leads to a guilty conscience. Thank you for reading and commenting! God bless!

  2. Daily reading is a great tool for drawing near to God. Oh so true on when we choose to ignore and then the guilty does weigh down. I love the lightness of choosing right, but then we are human and there are times, but Thank God that he helps even in those times.

    Thanks for sharing at Peabea Scribbles

    • Thank God indeed! We are so blessed that we have a merciful Father who loves us no matter our decisions and choices! Thank you for stopping by and commenting! God bless!

  3. Peter is my favorite disciple to speak on this topic because he was tested so dearly at the crucifixion. I believe he really does know what it means to stand by your conscience NO MATTER what the world might tell you.

    • You’re right! My pastor’s sermon yesterday was about being unapologetic Christians. I find that so relevant to keeping a clear conscience and not conforming to the world’s standards. Thank you for reading and commenting! God bless!

  4. “Continually choosing immoral and negative paths causes a person to eventually alter their view of whether it is right or wrong.” That’s it! This is exactly why it’s so important to not allow ungodly things into our hearts and minds through what we hear and what we see. If we fill our hearts and minds with ungodly things, it will also alter our view of right and wrong. Great words today, Melissa.

    • Thank you for the kind words! You are so right, we need to surround ourselves with Godly things so that when we encounter ungodly ideas, images, and people we have our firm and strong foundation. Thank you for reading and commenting! God bless!

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