Daily Prayer for the Lord’s Day: October 2, 2022

Daily Prayer for the Lord’s Day: October 2, 2022

Prayer: Grant, almighty God, that we, as your redeemed people, would not harden our hearts and stop up our ears as we hear your Word today. Grant, we pray thee that we would not be like those who left Egypt, brought out by your mighty hand, who saw your works and heard your voice yet rebelled against you by not trusting you and died in the wilderness. We know our frame, and we know that we are prone to disbelief. We know that your Word is a light to our path, but we often fail to use it as we should. Instead of listening to your Word, we argue with it. Instead of heeding everything it says, we, like sheep, go our own way and suffer the consequences of our actions. Please forgive us, Father. Please cause us to be doers of your Word and not mere hearers, thus deceiving ourselves. 

We thank you for giving us the Lord’s Day, knowing that the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. We thank you that this day reminds us of the eternal rest secured and guaranteed by the work of your Son and our Savior. On this day, we are reminded of that eternal rest from sin, spiritual warfare, temptation to sin, anxiety and worry, suffering and sorry, pain, misery, and death, and all those things that entered your creation due to sin. Please help us recall our Savior’s words, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Grant, we pray thee that we would draw comfort from these words and find our hope in Jesus Christ in whose name we pray. Amen.

Scripture Mediation: Heb. 3:7-19; Jas. 1:22-25; Isa. 53:6; Mk. 2:27-28; Matt. 11:28-30

Daily Prayer for February 7, 2021

Daily Prayer for February 7, 2021

Prayer: Almighty God, you who are holy, we bow before you today to worship and adore you. You have displayed your glory in what we see each day. From the sunrise to the sunset, you are proclaiming your majesty and beauty. In Christ, we behold your radiance and the exact imprint of your nature. in your Word, we read and hear your mind and your will as it is communicated to your creatures. Yet, men rebel against you. They profess to be wise but are fools. They exchange your glory with things that will never satisfy. On the day that you have commanded to be kept as holy — set apart for your worship — men exchange the glory of your presence for fleeting things of this earth. Worse, those people who profess to know you and love you and adore you profane this day by exchanging it for things that have no eternal value. They do not call the Sabbath a delight. They do not cease from doing their own pleasure on your holy day. Instead, they go their own way, doing their own pleasure and trample underfoot your command. Like these people, we, too, sometimes do the same things. Forgive us, Father, for not honoring your law and for failing to see that you gave us the Lord’s Day for our good. Please grant your church a renewed love for this “queen of days” and bring her to repentance for how she has so dishonored you. We pray these things in the name of Christ. Amen.

Scripture Mediation: Ps. 19; Heb. 1:1-3; Ex. 20:8-11; Isa. 58:13-14

Daily Prayer for February 7, 2021

Daily Prayer for November 29, 2020

Prayer: Our glorious God in heaven, we come to praise you for giving us this most needful day of worship and rest. We are thankful to you for making the Sabbath for man and for calling us to come apart from our worldly recreations and employments to join with your people in the singing of your praise and hearing from your Word. We know that we are made to worship you, and we know that this day tells us something of our eternal rest that we long for and await. We confess and are ashamed at how little our affections are lifted heavenward as we consider the Christian Sabbath. We confess that we are often consumed with fleeting things, failing to keep this day holy to you. Forgive us, Lord, and help us today to hear from you, worship you, and enjoy you. We pray this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Gen. 2:1-3; Psa. 73:25, 26; Isa. 58:13, 14.