Call to Prayer: Psalm 24:1–2
The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.
Time of Gratitude
“Give thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Eph. 5:20).
Take this time to give thanks to God for three (3) specific things from the last 24 hours.
Praying the Lord’s Prayer: “Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Your Name”
Lord Jesus, we are constrained by our humanness, and from our birth you can take our measure. What we are and what we are not. But not you. You have no measure and no limit to your power, to your holiness. Yet you chose to limit yourself to take on flesh with all its constraints and walk among us so you could say with confidence that you are not unfamiliar with the burdens we bear. Yet you still did it all without sin. Even as you became like us, you were still all that we could not be. Thank you, Jesus, for living a life that we could not live and dying the death that was meant for us. In your name, Amen.
Scripture Reading from the Old Testament: Isaiah 45
- How do you see the sovereignty of God in this passage?
- How might God be calling you into obedience today?
Praying the Mission of Exchange: “Enjoy the Glory of God”
Attribute of God to Praise: God is Good
God, we praise you that you are good and you do good. We confess that we think our definitions of goodness are better than yours. God help us reorient our mental processes to see how you both ARE the very definition of goodness, and you are actively doing good in our lives and in the world around us.
Commission to Serve the King:
Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.