Week 11 - July 31, 2016

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

•Adoration•

Read Psalm 40 attending to how the song portrays the life of Jesus
Voice a prayer of adoration for our Lord Jesus for his life of sacrifice, humility, and faithfulness

 

•Confession•

A person’s wickedness will punish him; His backsliding will reprove him. I know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter To forsake the Lord my God And have no fear of Him. (Jeremiah 2:19) 

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•

May I be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, may I let my requests be known to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6–7) 

Pause to add your own prayer for personal renewal. 

 

•Petition•

Pray for the following:
That we would have greater love and compassion for others
For those who do not yet know Jesus
For those in our church who are moving
For those in our church family and natural families who are hurting
For opportunities to share our faith with others

 

•Thanksgiving•

The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. (Matthew 20:28) 
Jesus took bread, gave thanks, and broke it, and gave it to His disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is My body.” Then He took the cup, gave thanks, and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is My blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:26–28) 

Offer a prayer of thanksgiving to God through Jesus

 

•Communal prayer•

I will arise and bless the Lord, my God, Who is from everlasting to everlasting. Blessed be Your glorious name, Which is exalted above all blessing and praise! (Nehemiah 9:5) 
As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; When I awake, I will be satisfied with Your likeness. (Psalm 17:15)