These liturgies are adapted from Boa’s (1993) Handbook to Prayer
“John looked and heard the voice of many angels encircling the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and their number was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice,
‘Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing!’”
Pause to express your thoughts of praise and worship.
“I will not forget the exhortation that addresses me as a son: ‘My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, nor lose heart when you are rebuked by Him, for whom the Lord loves He disciplines, and He chastises every son whom He receives.’”
Ask the Spirit to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness in Jesus Christ.
“Give me understanding, and I will keep Your law and observe it with all my heart. Make me walk in the path of Your commands, for there I find delight. Incline my heart to Your testimonies and not to selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things, and revive me in Your way.
Voice a prayer for personal renewal
Pray for growth in Jesus Christ. Specifically pray for greater desire to know and please Him. Pray for love and faith to follow. Pray for grace to practice His presence and to acknowledge Him in your ways.
“Since we were called into fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ, all of us should agree with one another, so that there may be no divisions among us, and that we may be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”
(1 Corinthians 1:9–10)
Pray for our local churches to be unified around the gospel of Jesus. Pray for efforts at evangelism and leadership training. Pray also for any special concerns you are aware of.
“And he said to his disciples, ‘Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing… Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.’”
(Luke 12:22-23, 31)
Pause to reflect on these words from our Lord.
Pause to offer a prayer of thanksgiving.
Lord I thank you for your great promises and the assurance of salvation in Jesus. For “I am convinced that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate me from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus my Lord.”