Week 9 - July 17, 2016

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

 

•Adoration•

Read Psalm 90
Voice your own prayer of adoration to God in response to the psalm.


•Confession•

“The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man; from where he sits enthroned he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth, he who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds.”
(Psalm 33:13-15) 

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. 


•Renewal and Petition•

“Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him.”
(Hebrews 3:1-2)

Voice a prayer for personal renewal, that God would fix your eyes on Jesus. 
Pray for the following for you and your family:
Developing an eternal perspective
Renewing my mind with truth
Greater skill in each area of life
Any other personal concerns


•Intercession•

“Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.”
(2 Cor 13:11)

Pray for our church family and for the church of Jesus Christ:
For wisdom and discernment of God’s will
To be peacemakers and ministers of reconciliation
For restoration of broken relationships both in the church and in the broader community
For opportunities to share the Gospel with our family, friends, and neighbors
Pray for the number of people in our church who are moving in the near future, that God will use them in their new neighborhoods


•Affirmation and Thanksgiving•

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked I will depart. The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
(Job 1:21) 
“Godliness with contentment is great gain. For I brought nothing into the world, and I can take nothing out of it. But if I have food and clothing, with these I will be content.”
(1 Timothy 6:6–8)

Pause to reflect upon these biblical affirmations. Thank God for what he has given. Thank God for what he has taken away so that our hope may rest completely in Him.  


•Communal Prayer•

Jesus, You are the door; whoever enters through You will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; You have come that we may have life and have it abundantly. Your sheep hear Your voice, and You know them, and they follow You. You give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of Your hand. The Father, who has given them to You, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of the Father’s hand. You and the Father are one. (adapted from John 10:9–10, 27-30)