Week 8 - July 10, 2016

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

 

•Adoration•

Pray through Psalm 145
Recall some of God’s awesome and wonderful works throughout history and your own life. Praise God for his kindness toward us. 


 

•Confession•

“You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; evil cannot dwell with You.”
(Psalm 5:4)

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. 


 

•Petition•

“Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.”
(Colossians 3:5-8)

Pray for you and your church family about: 
Greater desire to know and please God
Greater love and commitment to God
Grace to practice His presence
Grace to glorify Him in my life 


 

•Intercession•

“Just as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we who are many are one body in Christ and individually members of one another. And we have different gifts, according to the grace given to us.”
(Romans 12:4–6)

Pray to God for our church family to grow. That God would equip us with all of the leadership and giftedness we need to grow and thrive. 
Pray for those who are hurting in our church family, especially the Waters family. 


 

•Thanksgiving•

"I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; With my mouth I will make Your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that Your lovingkindness will be built up forever, That You will establish Your faithfulness in the heavens. And the heavens will praise Your wonders, O Lord, Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones. For who in the heavens can be compared with the Lord? Who is like the Lord among the sons of the mighty? God is greatly feared in the council of the holy ones And more awesome than all who surround Him. O Lord God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty Lord? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.”
(Psalm 89:1–2, 5–8) 

Pause to offer your own expressions of thanksgiving. 


 

•Communal prayer•

Jesus you are the true bread, the true living water, the true light of the world. May we find our strength and satisfaction in you alone. May we find our wisdom in you alone. May we see the world through your light and may we be that light to others. May we offer the true bread and true water to all that we encounter. We need you and you are all that we need. Come, Lord Jesus.