My dear friend and brother, Scotty Smith, has joined the Gospel Coalition blogging network. You can go here and read Scotty's gospel-soaked prayers everyday! Please add the link to your favorites. It will do your soul very good to make Scotty's prayers your own.

Here's a taste from today's prayer:

When I mute my heart to the insult of grace, I deny your cross. When I think, even for one moment, that my obedience merits anything, I deny your cross. When I put others under the microscope and measure of performance-based living, I deny your cross. When I wallow in self-contempt and do more navel-gazing than repenting, I deny your cross. Though I hate the bumper-sticker, when I actually live like you're my co-pilot, I deny the cross.