Sunday, June 28, 2015
"O God, the Father Almighty..." - 28 June 2015 PM
O God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, you are infinite, eternal and unchangeable in your being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth (from Westminster Shorter Catechism 4), a Father who is able and ready to help us. Therefore, through your Son, Jesus Christ, we make free to approach you with our prayers.
We pray for your Church throughout the nations, Southern Hills Christian Church; Village Christian; Western Oaks Christian; Forest Hill Christian; and Northside Christian Church. Guide your children in their deliberations and actions in ways that are in line with your statutes and ordinances; providing all that we need to go further in your work. May we fully embrace the fullness of the Gospel of your Son, Jesus Christ and his kingdom, growing in all godliness and joy. Cause us to be people of our word, to be truth-bearers and vow keepers, that our integrity may reflect your own fidelity. O Lord, hear our prayer.
We remember before you those whom we know who need to repent of their sins and believe in Christ, as well as those who have strayed away and need to be restored…Show them the direness of their state, the hope and delight that can only be found in union with your Son, and rouse their hearts to call on the name of the Lord to be saved. O Lord, hear our prayer.
O Lord God, be with our nation, our governmental leaders, or citizens and all inhabitants of this land that godliness, righteousness, and mercy will run through our country like mighty rivers. As we contemplate this coming anniversary of our independence, help us not to take it for granted, not to be shallow or slipshod in our liberties and responsibilities. Bring us again to hold these truths as self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator (not by the State, not by legislation, not by supreme judicial decisions, but by their Creator) with certain unalienable Rights, and that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Hear us, O Lord, as we petition your most holy, wise and powerful governing and preserving of the nations of this world. Please bring under control the warring factions and chaotic turmoil plaguing many countries, restore peace and wholesome order, right all wrongs and stop evil dead in its tracks so that all may rejoice in your goodness and your Church be unharmed, and your Gospel unhindered. O Lord, hear our prayer.
We intercede on behalf of those who are troubled and careworn by physical, financial, emotional and spiritual distresses…Lord, we’re not always sure how to pray for those in these circumstances. We do ask that you would provide them what is most needful, help them to not waste their difficulties, but to grow in them and that they would let steadfastness have its full effect in them, that they may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing (James 1.4). O Lord, hear our prayer.