Call to Prayer: Psalm 130:3–4
If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.
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: “Give us this day our daily bread”
God, you are our portion. We thank you that you have said over and again that you withhold no good thing from us. We ask for contentment, and confidence in the provision you are giving us now. You have said that you are all that we need, so show us what that means today. In the midst of our confusion, in our loneliness, in our fear of the future, show us how the promise you give matter: that you never leave us or forsake us, that you have given us everything that we need for life and godliness, that you are our inheritance. We thank you that you are giving us all that we need. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Scripture Reading from the Psalms: Psalm 103
- 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: “Extend the Love of God”
Need in the World to be Restored: Oppression
Thank God that you are a God who has always been concerned for the widow, the orphan, the oppressed, the unseen and uncared for among us. Will you champion those under oppression and raise up believers around the world to take up your banner of love and freedom for all peoples. Thank you that there is coming a day when all the wrongs will be put to right. Give us strength to be your hands and feet to the least of these.
Commission to Serve the King:
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.