Week 10 - July 24, 2016

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

 

•Adoration•

Read Job 36:33 - 37:24
Voice your own prayer of adoration for God in his might and majesty

 

•Confession•

God will not always strive with us, Nor will He harbor His anger forever; He does not treat us as our sins deserve Or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His love for those who fear Him; As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on His children, So the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.
(Psalm 103:9–13) 

Voice a prayer of confession of sin and thank God for his forgiveness in Jesus Christ

 

•Renewal•

May I meditate on Your precepts and consider Your ways. May I delight in Your statutes, and not forget Your word. Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live and keep Your word. Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things from Your law.
(Psalm 119:15–18) 

Pause to add your own prayers for personal renewal. 

 

•Petition•

May I not enter the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.
(Proverbs 4:14) 

Pray that God would help you to see yourself in light of your new identity in Jesus Christ.
Pray that God would help you to see others for who they are/can be in Jesus. 
Pray that God would help you to treat others as you would want to be treated. 

 

•Intercession•

The Spirit helps me in my weakness, for I do not know what I ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself inter- cedes for me with groans that words cannot express. And He who searches the hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
(Romans 8:26–27) 

Voice a prayer for God’s favor and protection on those who are oppressed by poverty and injustice in our country and around the world.
Voice a prayer for God’s wisdom and justice for those who are in power (or will soon be in power) in our country and around the world.
Pray that God would redeem the suffering of his people. 

•Thanksgiving•

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, Your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Humble and riding on a donkey, On a colt, the foal of a donkey. He will proclaim peace to the nations; His dominion will extend from sea to sea And from the River to the ends of the earth.
(Zechariah 9:9–10) 

Voice a prayer of thanksgiving to God, especially for Jesus Christ and his work of salvation

•Communal Prayer•

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
(Numbers 6:24–26)