Week 19 - October 9, 2016

These liturgies are adapted from Boa’s (1993) Handbook to Prayer

 

•Adoration•

“How great You are, O Sovereign Lord! There is no one like You, and there is no God besides You, according to all that I have heard with my ears.”
(2 Samuel 7:22; 1 Chronicles 17:20) 

“You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, the heaven of heavens, and all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to all that is in them, and the host of heaven worships You.”
(Nehemiah 9:6) 

Voice a prayer of adoration to God as the one true God, Creator of all. 

 

•Confession•

“Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but up to seventy times seven.’”
(Matthew 18:21–22) 

Ask the Spirit to search your heart and reveal any unconfessed sin. Confess your sin and thank God for his forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

 

•Renewal•

I desire not only to call You Lord but to do what You say. By Your grace, I will come to You, hear Your words, and put them into practice. Then I will be like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock, and when a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.
(adapted from Luke 6:46–48) 

Pause to add your own prayers for personal renewal. 

 

•Petition•

“Guard my soul and rescue me; let me not be ashamed, for I take refuge in You. May integrity and uprightness protect me, for I wait for You.”
(Psalm 25:20–21) 

Ask God to help you to be a good steward of the following:
     •Your time
     •Your talents
     •Your resources 
     •Your understanding of yourself and the world
     •Your relationships

 

•Intercession•

Voice a prayer for the following:
     •Spiritual revival
     •The upcoming elections
     •Our political and social leaders, both sitting and those to be elected
     •Our church leaders locally and nationally
     •For those affected by hurricane Matthew
     •For those affected by the war in Syria and the refugee crisis throughout the region

 

•Thanksgiving•

I did not receive a spirit of slavery again to fear, but I received the Spirit of adoption by whom I cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself testifies with my spirit that I am a child of God.
(adapted from Romans 8:15–16) 

Voice a prayer of thanksgiving to your Father in Heaven, knowing that he hears you and is pleased with you through Jesus Christ