Week 6 - June 27, 2016

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

•Adoration•

“Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are Your judgments, and Your ways past finding out! For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been Your counselor? Or who has first given to You, That You should repay him? For from You and through You and to You are all things. To You be the glory forever! Amen.”
(Romans 11:33–36) 

Voice your own prayer of praise and worship to God

•Confession•

“The Lord your God is gracious and compassionate, and He will not turn His face from you if you return to Him.”
(2 Chronicles 30:9) 

Voice a prayer of confession (both personal and for our community). Thank God for his forgiveness through Jesus and pray for his restoration and healing through the Spirit. 

•Petition and Intercession•

“Remember us, O my God, and do not blot out what we have done in Your name. Remember us, O my God, for good.”
(Nehemiah 13:14, 31) 

Offer a prayer to God for the needs of your own family and of others in our church family. 

Pray also for the following:
o    That we as a church may be active and effective in sharing the Gospel with others
o    That the churches in our nation would be active in evangelism and in Christ-like service to our communities
o    For international missionaries, that God would watch over them and establish their ministry work to build His Kingdom

•Thanksgiving•

“We know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor, that we through His poverty might become rich.”
(2 Corinthians 8:9) 

Offer a prayer of thanksgiving to God for all the ways we see his faithfulness and his goodness

•Communal prayer•

“I will not fear, for You are with me; I will not be dismayed, for You are my God. You will strengthen me and help me; You will uphold me with Your righteous right hand. For You are the Lord my God, who takes hold of my right hand And says to me, “Do not fear; I will help you.”” (Isaiah 41:10, 13) 

I call this to mind, And therefore I have hope: the Lord’s mercies never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
(Lamentations 3:21–23)