“Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty heavens. Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the harp and lyre. Praise Him with the timbrel and dancing;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes. Praise Him on the sounding cymbals;
Praise Him on the resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord!”
We have so many reasons to praise our God. Name five in a prayer of adoration.
“Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me, and I will be saved, for You are my praise.”
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 through Jesus.
May I keep the commandments of the Lord my God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him. May I follow the Lord my God and fear Him; may I keep Your commandments, hear Your voice, serve You, and hold fast to You.
(adapted from Deuteronomy 8:6; 13:4)
Pause to add your own prayers for personal renewal.
•Petition and Intercession•
With all prayer and petition, we should pray always in the Spirit, and to this end we should be watchful with all perseverance and petition for all the saints.
Pray to the giver of all good and perfect gifts for the following:
•That you would use your gifts to build up the Church and to bring honor to Jesus
•Opportunities to share the Gospel with those who do not yet follow Jesus
•That God would guide you and bless your career, study, and family pursuits
•Missions efforts to bring the good news of Jesus to all nations
•Those affected by the Syrian crisis
•Other personal needs
“Whoever wishes to become great among others must become their servant, and whoever wishes to be first among them must be their slave.”
(Matthew 20:26–27; Mark 10:43–44)
”Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
(Matthew 23:12; Luke 14:11; 18:14)
Pause to reflect on this Biblical truth and pray that God would give you grace to be humble
•Communal Prayer of Thanksgiving•
Voice your own prayer of thanksgiving
“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord;
My soul will be joyful in my God.
For He has clothed me with garments of salvation
And arrayed me in a robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”