Read Psalm 2
Voice a prayer of adoration to God based on the Psalm. Our God is King over all kings and God over all spirits. Reflect on verse 12 and give thanks to God for Jesus Christ.
I return to the Lord my God, For I have stumbled because of my iniquity. I take words with me and return to the Lord, Saying, “Take away all iniquity and receive me graciously, That I may offer the fruit of my lips.”
(adapted from Hosea 14:1–2)
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.
May God grant me, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in my inner being, so that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith. And may I, being rooted and ground- ed in love, be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and height and depth of the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge, that I may be filled to all the fullness of God.
(adapted from Ephesians 3:16–19)
Pause to offer your own prayer for spiritual renewal.
I was once darkness, but now I am light in the Lord. May I walk as a child of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), learning what is pleasing to the Lord.
(adapted from Ephesians 5:8–10)
Pray that Jesus would help you to grow in the following areas:
-Greater desire to know and please Him
-Greater love for and commitment to Him
-Grace to practice his presence and Glorify Him daily
Pray for any special concerns you have
How good and pleasant it is When brothers live together in unity! (Psalm 133:1)
Voice a prayer for the following:
-Local churches, including the church in DeKalb
-Evangelism in our cities
-The new discipleship program we shall start this Fall
-Those in our church who are hurting or in challenging circumstances
You are the God who answered me in the day of my distress and have been with me wherever I have gone.
(adapted from Genesis 35:3)
The Almighty is my shepherd, the Rock of Israel, who helps me and blesses me with blessings of the heavens above.
(adapted from Genesis 49:24–25)
Pause to offer your own expressions of thanksgiving.
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” (Psalm 100:1-3)