Read Revelation 7:9-17
Voice a prayer of adoration to God who sits on the throne, and to Jesus the Lamb who was slain
“The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the evil and the good.”
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.
“But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.”
Reflect and pray on this promise that God washes, remakes, and renews us by his Spirit
“May Your merciful kindness be my comfort, according to Your promise to Your servant.”
Pray that you may grow in Christ, specifically in:
Greater desire to know and please Him
Greater love for and commitment to Him
Grace to practice His presence
Grace to speak boldly in His name
“Is this not the fast You have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the cords of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free and break every yoke? Is it not to share our food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter; when we see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from our own flesh? Then our light will break forth like the dawn, and our healing will quickly appear, and our righteousness will go before us; the glory of the Lord will be our rear guard. Then we will call, and the Lord will answer; we will cry, and He will say, “Here I am.” If we put away the yoke from our midst, the pointing of the finger and malicious talk, and if we extend our souls to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, then our light will rise in the darkness, and our gloom will become like the noonday.”
Pray for the poor and needy in our midst and pray for the local church to love and sacrifice for them rightly. Pray that we would be peacemakers who fight against oppression and injustice.
From Christ’s fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Voice a prayer of thanksgiving for God’s grace and truth given in Jesus Christ
Christ suffered for me, leaving me an example that I should follow in His steps. “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When He was reviled, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats, but entrusted Himself to Him who judges righteously; and He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that I might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds I have been healed. For I was like a sheep going astray, but now I have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of my soul.
(adapted from 1 Peter 2:21–25)