Prayer: We bless your Name today, our God in heaven. You are holy, and we adore your beauty. There is no God like you. You are “the LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” We thank you that you do not treat us as our sins deserve “forgiving iniquity and transgression and sins.” Forgive us, Lord, for our many failures before you. We know that we often fall short of your glory. We are unprofitable servants, but we serve a faithful and sufficient Savior who has accomplished all that we could not accomplish.
We ask that you would help all of us, as your people, to seek your face and your kingdom faithfully. Grant to us your Spirit that we can come on the Lord’s Day to hear your voice speak. Grant to us a willing mind and heart to listen to you as your servants. We desire to receive the Word preached as what it is: the living voice of Christ, speaking to his sheep. Protect your church from harm and bless her with your presence. We ask this in the Name of the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Ex. 34:1-9; 1 John 1:9; Matt. 6:33; 1 Sam. 3
Prayer: Our Father in heaven, we gladly humble ourselves before you today, knowing that we are your adopted children. As our Father, you stand ready and able to help us in all of our needs and concerns. We praise you for your kindness and for demonstrating your eternal love in the person and work of your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. We praise your Name today because you have granted us another day to serve you with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. Forgive us for our sins of omission and commission. We do not want to do what is evil in your sight. We long to please you in all of our thoughts and actions.
Today we pray for your church and your people. We long to see your churches full of men and women, boys and girls singing your praise and worshiping you. We know that you seek the whole earth for true worshipers, and we ask that you would be pleased to bring many into those places of worship that strive to honor you and worship you as you have commanded. We long to see your kingdom come and your will be done. We desire to see the kingdom of darkness destroyed, and the kingdom of grace advanced. We ask that you would purify your church and bless her and make her a ready bride for her Husband. We pray this in the Name of the Savior. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Eph. 1; Ex. 34; Psa. 118:24
Prayer: Our great God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we adore you as the only true God of heaven and earth. We are humbled at our kindness and compassion. We thank you for not treating us as our sins deserve. You have taken our sins and buried them in the deepest ocean because of the work of the great high priest, the Lord Jesus Christ. We thank you for your Word that lights our path and gives us guidance and direction in our lives.
Help us today, Father. Help us to trust you with all of our heart and to not lean on our own understanding. Grant to us the faith to acknowledge you in all of our labors, knowing that you will guide our steps and bring us where you want us by your divine providence. We ask that you would cause us to glorify you in all that we do, knowing that it pleases you when your children seek to honor you with their whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. We ask this in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: 1 Kings 8:23; Micah 7:19; Psa. 119:105; Prov. 3:5, 6; 1 Cor. 10:31
Prayer: Our glorious God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we ascribe to you and bless you for your marvelous deeds and transcendent majesty. You are the alone fountain of all that lives and moves and has its being. We adore you for your love and grace — for redeeming sinners from a life of misery and placing their feet upon the solid Rock, which is Christ. We confess to you that in our wanderings of this life, we often forget your Word. As pitiful creatures, we need your constant reminders offered by a loving Father. We have enjoyed that blessing this past Lord’s Day as your Word was read and, especially, preached. May your Spirit seal to our hearts and minds the things that we heard, and may they bring forth the fruit of it in our lives.
We ask that you would work in the lives of our families. First, that those families of the earth that name of the Name of your Son would love you and glorify you and pursue righteousness and holiness. Second, that our loved ones who are aliens and strangers to your grace would be brought into your family, adopted as children of the Most High God. We pray for their salvation. We plead that you would be willing to rescue them from their pitiful state. Help them. We ask for Christs’ sake. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Psa. 29; Psa. 36:9; Heb. 4:2; Luke 8:15; Psa. 119:11
Prayer: Our God of the covenant who has promised good things for his people, we come to you as your children today to praise you for your marvelous deeds. You have revealed yourself to the whole world in creation. We behold your glory at the rising of the sun and the changing of the seasons. You have further revealed yourself in the person of your Son and the Word written for your people. We thank you that today — the queen of days — we are invited to come and praise you as the one true God of heaven and earth, the creator and sustainer and the giver of life to all those whom you have determined to save.
Forgive us, Father, for the many ways in which we trample underfoot the beauty that is the Lord’s Day. Forgive us for talking idly, doing our pleasure, and not considering you in acts of public and private worship. Help us, by your Spirit, to love this day that you have given to us to remind us of that glorious day when we will worship you with the myriads of angels and men called and redeemed by your Son. We pray this in Christs’ Name. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Psa. 26; Psa. 19; Heb. 1:1-2; Isa. 58:13-14
Prayer: Our God of the covenant, you who have promised great things for your people, we come to you the alone sovereign of heaven and earth today to praise you for your steadfast love and faithfulness We thank you that your Word tells us that your faithfulness to your people is new every morning. Each day we depend on your grace and kindness and plead with you for more grace to serve you with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. Forgive us, Father, for breaking your Law, which tells us of your holiness. We long to be a holy people, seeking first your kingdom and righteousness. Help us, by your Spirit, to pursue righteousness and godliness, thus glorifying you in all that we do.
This day we ask that you would make us disciplined of mind and body to accomplish all that you have for us to do. We depend on your Spirit to faithfully execute those things that you have providentially placed in our path. Grant to us a willing mind and heart to faithfully perform our duties from a heart of love for you and your kingdom. We pray this in Christs’ Name. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Gen. 12:1-3; 17; Psa. 115:3; Dan. 4; Lamentations 3; 1 Peter 1:13-21; Matt. 6:33