Week 12 - August 7, 2016

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


 

•Adoration•

Read Isaiah 55
Voice your own prayer of adoration in response to the passage.

 

•Confession•

“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; wisdom hates pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth.” (Proverbs 8:13) 

Ask the Spirit to search your heart for any areas of unconfessed sin. Confess your sin to God and thank Him for His forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

 

•Renewal•

May I not trust in myself or in my own righteousness, nor view others with contempt. (Luke 18:9)

Pray that God would help you to understand that He sees you fully righteous in Jesus and to help you to treat others with overwhelming grace.

 

•Petition•

“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my distresses. Look on my affliction and my pain, and forgive all my sins.” (Psalm 25:16–18) 

Pray that God would help you to be faithful as a steward:
of your time, 
of your talents, 
of your treasure, 
of the truth, 
of your relationships

 

•Intercession•

May I remind others to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to slander no one, to be peaceable and gentle, and to show true humility toward all men. (Titus 3:1–2) 

Pray for the leadership of our churches and our government: 
for Gospel-centered leadership at local churches (some of whom are between lead pastors)
for God to equip our congregation with the gifts we need to serve Him and be built up
for the staff and elders of our church to walk closely with Jesus and discern His will
for our state and local government both in decision making and in the upcoming elections

 

•Thanksgiving•

Voice a prayer of thanksgiving to God for his faithfulness and sovereignty

 

•Communal prayer•

The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul. The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart. The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever. The judgments of the Lord are true and altogether righteous. They are more desirable than gold, than much pure gold; They are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. Moreover, by them is Your servant warned; In keeping them there is great reward. (Psalm 19:7–11)