Prayer: Our glorious God in heaven, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we bless your name today and give you the praise and glory that you deserve. We approach you with reverence and awe because there is no God like you. You are the God who has redeemed us from the slavery and bondage of Egypt. You have taken us from that prison of sin and death and have placed us firmly on the solid rock, which is Christ. Due to the sovereign work of your hand, you have provided a spotless Lamb who takes away the sin of the world. We thank you, Father, that you have provided salvation for pitiful creatures.
Forgive us, Lord, for falling so far short of your glory. We confess that we are creatures of dust and often fail you. Forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Grant to us a willing heart to sincerely and promptly obey you in all things.
Scripture meditation: 1 John 1:9; Joshua 24
Prayer: Our blessed God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we bow before you with joy this day because this is the day that your people gather publicly to worship and adore you and to hear your Word read and proclaimed. What a glorious privilege we have to worship you. You alone are worthy of our adoration and praise. With the psalmist, we proclaim, “I was glad when they said to me, let us go to the house of the Lord.”
We pray this day that you alone would be glorified. We pray that your Name would be exalted and that your people would humbly, reverently, and joyfully praise you. We pray that your Word would thunder forth by the power of your Spirit. We ask that as your Word is preached, that we would hear the voice of Jesus, our Savior. We pray this in his name. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Psa. 122:1; Exod. 20:8-11
Prayer: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name this day. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Grant to us this day all that of our needs. Help us, if tempted, to depend on your Spirit to flee sin and pursue righteousness. Forgive us, Father, for those times that we have sinned. Help us to pursue righteousness and godliness. Indeed, make us as holy as is possible for sinners.
Today, O Lord, we pray that you would be pleased to work in the hearts of our families and friends who have not yet bowed the knee to your Son. We ask for an opportunity to bring the good news of the gospel to those we love. Grant to us boldness and strength and give to us the Spirit that we might know what to say and how. Help us, Father. Be merciful to us for the sake of Christ and His Kingdom. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Matt. 6; Luke 11; 1 Cor. 10:31
Prayer: Our blessed and glorious God and Father, we begin another day that you have given to your people with praise on our lips for your infinite love for us. In Christ, you have demonstrated your love toward us. While we were still lost in sin, dead in our miseries, you sent your Son to save us. Father, we know that we often fail to meditate on the love you have for us. As a result, we fail you. It grieves us that we cannot love you as you have commanded due to the remaining sin in our members. Forgive us, O God! Help us to walk in your ways. Cause us to set our minds on things above for the sake of your glory and kingdom.
Father, grant to us a fuller outpouring of your Holy Spirit in light of your word preached yesterday. Help us to meditate and confer on that which we heard and grant to us the desire of our heart: that we would seek to bring forth the fruit of that Word in our lives. We pray this in Christs’ Name. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Psa. 118:24; Rom. 5:8; Matt. 5:1-12; Josh. 1:8; Col. 3
Prayer: Father in heaven, you who are alone sovereign and majestic, we humbly bow before your throne today. We adore you for who you are, “The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” We confess our sins to you — sins of omission and commission. We grieve how slow we are to obey you and how often we turn aside from doing what you have told us to do. We are thankful that you are a God who delights to forgive sin. Please forgive how slow we are to delight in your will. Help us, by your Spirit, to be zealous to follow you and walk in all your ways.
As we gather to worship you today, help us to see your glory and to know your presence. Give power to your Word as it is read and especially as it is preached. Grant to your minister’s clarity of thought and mind and protect them from the efforts of the evil one. May we truly worship you in spirit and truth today. We pray this in Christs’ Name. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Daniel 4; Psa. 115:3; Exod. 34:6; 2 Tim. 4:1-5; Exod. 20:1-4; Psa. 51
Prayer: Father in heaven, we adore your name this morning as the only true God. You are the Creator of all things, visible and invisible. You alone are holy, and you alone are perfectly just. We are humbled at your invitation to come to you to pray, to worship, and to plead with you for the things that we need. Forgive us, Father, for failing to run to you as often as we should. We often worry and fret over matters that we cannot control. Instead of resting in your promises, we think we can solve the issues of our life by worrying. Help us to trust you more and to look to you as our hope and comfort in this life.
Father, you have commanded us to pray for kings and all in authority over us. Therefore, we humbly pray for our leaders in whatever sphere we find them. We ask that you would guide and direct them. We plead with you to bring them to your Son if they do not know him. We ask that you would use their decisions for the good of your church. We ask this in Christs’ Name. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Matt. 6:25-33; Phil. 4:6; Prov. 3:5. 6; 1 Tim. 2:1