Week 17 - September 18, 2016

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

 

•Adoration•

Pray Psalm 8 to God and voice your own prayer of adoration to God.

 

•Confession•

"We have sinned with our fathers;We have committed iniquity and acted wickedly.”
(Psalm 106:6) 

Pray for the Spirit to search your heart and convict you of sin. Confess that sin and thank God for his forgiveness in Jesus Christ.

 

•Renewal•

“As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’”
(1 Peter 1:14-15

Ask that God would strengthen you in your inner being to walk in holiness this week. 

 

•Petition•

“Lord, I pray, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and to the prayer of Your servants who delight in revering Your name.”
(Nehemiah 1:11) 

Pray that God would give you spiritual insight into the following:

•Insight into God’s Word as you read it

•Insight into your identity in Christ Jesus both as it relates to your past and your future

•Insight into how and where God is working in you and through you to build His Kingdom

Pray for other personal concerns you have

 

•Intercession•

“[Jesus prayed for us] ‘that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.’”
(John 17:21-23)

Pray for the following:

•Unity among the church, both locally and more broadly

•Wisdom, discernment, and protection for those in ministry

•Concerns among personal friends and family (continue to remember the Waters family)

 

•Thanksgiving•

“There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear, but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins.”
(Isaiah 11:1-5)

Pause to reflect on this picture of our Lord Jesus and give thanks to God for his perfect character. Reflect on how God treats us as if we acted and obeyed as perfectly as Jesus. 

 

•Communal prayer•

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be pleasing in Your sight,O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
(Psalm 19:14)