Call to Prayer: Psalm 71:22–23
I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel. My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.
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: “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”
The world is wrecked with sin. At each turn, a chance to fall into evil. But you already know that. Would you not only deliver us from the evil inside and around us, but also lead us away from temptation? We are failing in this. But you have already won the battle, Jesus. Show us your ways. Lead us in your truth. We will follow you with joy. Amen.
Scripture Reading from the Sermon Series: Acts 3:11-26
- What amazes you about the story of God in this passage?
- How might God be calling you into obedience today?
Praying the Mission of Exchange: “Equip the People of God”
Ministry of the Church: The Preaching of the Word
Thank God that you promise that your Word will go out and not return until it has accomplished what it purposed. Thank God that your Word is accessible to us in the US. We confess that we do not treasure it as we should, and we take it for granted regularly. Give us new rhythms that make knowing and following your Word a priority. Thank you for Brian Kohout and Ed Martin, and all those who are charged with preaching the Word faithfully. Thank you for the time given to the preaching of the Bible each Sunday at Exchange. We ask for great wisdom and humility for those who preach.
Commission to Serve the King:
May you be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy. Amen.