Week 16 - September 04, 2016

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

 

•Adoration•

Read Psalm 33 and voice your own prayer of praise and adoration of our God

 

•Confession•

“For our transgressions are multiplied before you,
    and our sins testify against us;
for our transgressions are with us,
    and we know our iniquities:
transgressing, and denying the LORD,
    and turning back from following our God,
speaking oppression and revolt,
    conceiving and uttering from the heart lying words.”
(Isaiah 59:12–13) 

Voice a prayer of confession and thank God for his forgiveness in Jesus Christ

 

•Renewal•

“Only fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.”
(1 Samuel 12:24) 

Voice a prayer for personal renewal. Reflect on the great things that God has done for you. 

 

•Petition•

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
(Romans 12:2)

Pray that God would help you to grow in wisdom, discerning your life and circumstances from an eternal perspective. 

 

•Intercession•

“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in good health, even as your soul prospers.”
(3 John 2) 

Pray for the following:
     •Members of your own family
     •Spiritual concerns for yourself and others
     •Emotional and physical challenges that you or others face

 

•Affirmation and thanksgiving•

“But as it is, Jesus has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.”
(Hebrews 9:26-28)

Pause to reflect on this promise that Jesus has paid for sin once and for all and is coming back for those who are his. Offer a prayer of thanksgiving to Jesus. 

 

•Communal prayer•

“Who is like You, O Lord? Who is like You – majestic in holiness, awesome in praises, working wonders?”
(Exodus 15:11) 
“There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides You; nor is there any Rock like our God.”
(1 Samuel 2:2)