These liturgies are adapted from Kenneth Boa’s (1993) Handbook to Prayer
“The Lord my God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.” (Deuteronomy 10:17–18)
“My soul magnifies the Lord , and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His name. His mercy is on those who fear Him, from generation to generation.” (Luke 1:46–47, 49–50)
Voice a prayer of adoration to God.
“God’s eyes are on the ways of a man, and He sees all his steps. There is no darkness or deep shadow where the workers of iniquity can hide. He does not need to examine a man further, that he should go before God in judgment.” (Job 34:21–23)
Voice a prayer of confession to God. Thank God for his forgiveness through Jesus.
“The Lord my God is the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commands.” (Deuteronomy 7:9)
“I will tell of the lovingkindnesses of the Lord,
The praises of the Lord,
According to all the Lord has done for us,
And the great goodness toward the house of Israel,
Which He has bestowed on them according to His mercies,
And according to the multitude of His lovingkindnesses.” (Isaiah 63:7)
Pause to offer your own expressions of thanksgiving.
•Intercession and supplication•
o Voice a prayer of mourning with those who are mourning in our church and rejoicing with those who are rejoicing.
o Pray for our local, state, and national leadership
o Pray for the leadership in our church and that God would continue to raise up leaders in His Church
“I know that my Redeemer lives and that in the end He will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; whom I myself will see and behold with my own eyes and not another. How my heart yearns within me!” (Job 19:25–27)