These liturgies are adapted from Boa’s (1993) Handbook of Prayer
“The Son of Man will come with the clouds of heaven. In the presence of the Ancient of Days, He will be given dominion and glory and a kingdom, so that all peoples, nations, and men of every language will worship Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and His kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.”
Pause to express your thoughts of praise and worship
“Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol or sworn by what is false.”
Confess that you are not worthy to ascend the hill of the Lord. Thank God for making you worthy through Jesus.
May the Lord my God be with me as You were with our fathers; may You never leave me nor forsake me. Incline my heart to You, to walk in all Your ways and to keep Your commands and Your statutes and Your judgments, which You commanded our fathers. May all the peoples of the earth know that the Lord is God; there is no other. Let my heart be fully committed to the Lord my God, to walk in Your statutes and keep Your commandments, as at this day.
(adapted from 1 Kings 8:57–58, 60–61)
Pause to add your own prayer for personal renewal
Pray that God would give you spiritual insight into the following:
Your identity in Christ
Your gifting and role in the body of Christ
The good works that God has set forth for you to walk in
The relationships in your life that God will use to draw others to Himself
Pray for the following:
•For personal friends
•For those in vocational ministry
•Those who are oppressed or in need
“Those who are rich in this present world should not be arrogant or set their hope on the uncertainty of riches but on God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They should do good, be rich in good works, and be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the future, so that they may lay hold of true life.”
(1 Timothy 6:17–19)
Pause to reflect upon these biblical truths.
“Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the strong man boast of his strength, and let not the rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, who exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.”