Call to Prayer: Psalm 90:1–2
Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
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: “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”
Jesus, you have made provision for our sin by your death on the cross. We know that because of your work and by the power of the Holy Spirit, you can and will cleanse us from all our sin and all of our bent ways and bring us closer to you. Thanks Jesus that it’s YOUR work and YOUR goodness that can do this—not our own attempts at conjuring up goodness in ourselves. We ask your forgiveness for the things we have done and left undone; for the things we said without consideration of the name we now represent. We thank you for being faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us, Lord. In your most gracious name, Amen.
Scripture Reading from the Epistles: Colossians 1:15–23
- 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 Omnipresent
Thank you God that your Word says that you fill the heavens and the earth with your presence (Psalm 139:7–10). Thank you that you are somehow also a God who is near—we cannot go anywhere where you are not already there. Remind us of this when the loneliness and fear hovers near to us. Thank you that your are here now, with you and with all whom you love.
Commission to Serve the King:
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.