Week 7 - July 3, 2016

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

 

·Adoration·

Pray through Psalm 65.

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

 

·Confession·

Meditate on Psalm 65:3 and voice a prayer of confession, thanking God for His forgiveness.

 

·Renewal·

“May the name of the Lord Jesus be magnified in my life.” (Acts 19:17)
“In view of God’s mercy, may I present my body as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, which is my reasonable service.” 
(Romans 12:1)

Pause to add your own prayers for personal renewal.

 

·Petition·

Pray that God will aid you and our church family in the following ways:

o   Protection from temptation

o   Diligence in spiritual disciplines

o   Growth into the image of Jesus

o   Physical and emotional health

 

·Intercession·

"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.”
(Luke 1:46-47, 50-53)

Voice a prayer for the poor and the hungry, for the oppressed and persecuted, and for peace among the nations.

 

·Thanksgiving·

“Has any other people heard the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as the children of Israel have, and lived? Has any god ever tried to take for himself one nation from the midst of another nation, by trials, by miraculous signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great and awesome deeds, like all the things the Lord God did for Israel in Egypt before their very eyes? The Israelites were shown these things so that they might know that the Lord, He is God; there is no other besides Him. Out of heaven You made the children of Israel hear Your voice to discipline them. On earth You showed them Your great fire, and they heard Your words out of the midst of the fire. Because You loved their fathers, You chose their descendants after them, and You brought them out of Egypt by Your presence and Your great power; You drove out from before the Israelites nations greater and mightier than they, to bring them in and to give them their land as an inheritance.”
(Deuteronomy 4:33–38)

Voice a prayer of thanks to God for revealing himself to us, especially through Jesus. In Jesus, we have truly seen God and heard his voice!

 

·Communal prayer·

Lord, Jesus, You are the resurrection and the life. He who believes in You will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in You will never die. (from John 11:25–26)