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Sunday, February 28, 2016

O Father Who Sits Enthroned - 28 February 2016 AM and PM


Sunday morning:

O Father who sits enthroned in the heavens, but is not contained or circumscribed by your creation; whose brilliant glory radiates into all places; who “though the darkness hide Thee, though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see, only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee, perfect in power, in love and purity.” To you, O Father, we come to offer our prayers and requests.

O Father who sits enthroned in the heavens, you who are the giver of every good and perfect gift, we pray for your Church wherever she is gathered this Lord’s Day, particularly for this congregation; the Body of Christ Praise Fellowship; Bridgeway Church; Calvary Chapel; Calvary Temple; Christ Community Church; Christ Covenant Fellowship; Church at the North Gate; and Church of the Harvest. Grant that our witness and testimony of Christ may be certain, our teaching proper, our fellowship gracious, and our doctrine sound.

O Father who sits enthroned in the heavens, in your service and presence is our highest joy. We ask for your presence to be with all of the Gospel Ministers of our land as they open you Word. Ever deepen their understanding of the Scriptures and their ability to rightly divide the Word of Truth.

O Father who sits enthroned in the heavens, we pray for all peoples. You are God over all, may your Gospel and Word run swiftly throughout the whole earth. Grant that the Gospel of Christ crucified, risen and ascended may be proclaimed to all peoples of every nation, tongue and tribe. Grant that in the communities in which we live – in Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Bethany, Yukon, Putnam City, Mustang and Luther – that those who have no peace, who are alienated, who are alone, may find the peace that passes all understanding in Christ Jesus our Lord.

O Father who sits enthroned in the heavens, we implore you for our country. You are the King above all gods and powers, you have been our strength, our rock and our fortress; and you have been the God of our forbearers. May we truly trust in you! Grant that our nation would be ever faithful to you, not just in our words but in our ways and means.

O Father who sits enthroned in the heavens, you are the God of comfort and mercy. Be with those who suffer, those who are enduring poverty and penury, those burdened with debt, the crippled, sick, troubled and tormented. We especially remember….Grant them ease from pain, healing, peace and hope.

O Father who sits enthroned in the heavens, who does not desire the death of sinners, but that they should turn and be saved. We plead for those who are near and dear us, whom we name before you now…..that they would believe in the Lord Jesus and be saved, them and their households. And we long to be part of this, in some way.

O Father who sits enthroned in the heavens, we bring our petitions to you through your Son, Jesus Christ, believing and trusting his promise that when we pray in his name you hear us, and you will answer us when we call upon you in truth. Amen.

{I’m drawing from “Leading in Prayer” by Hughes Oliphant Old}

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Sunday evening:

O Lord Jesus Christ, our great God and Savior, you gave yourself for us that you might redeem us from every lawless deed, and purify us for yourself, making us your special people, zealous for good works (Titus 2.13-14). As our great High Priest you regard the humble prayers of all who call upon you with their whole heart. Incline your ear and hear.

Remember your Church, including the Italo-Albanian Catholic Church; the Albanian Byzantine Catholic Church; the National Baptist Convention of America; the Nigerian Baptist Convention; the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod; the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod; the Presbyterian Church of Pakistan; the Swiss Reformed Church; and the African Methodist Episcopal Church; as well as your servants who are under persecution for your sake and for the sake of your holy gospel. Confirm and strengthen your Church, enlarge and multiply her, keep her in peace, preserve her unconquerable forever, beat down Satan under our feet, heal the schisms, speedily undo and root out the growths of heresies, and quash the violence of persecutors. O Lord, hear our prayer.

Remember and have mercy, O Lord, upon those who envy and snub us and seek to do us harm; turn their hearts and forgive them. O Lord, hear our prayer.

Remember and have mercy, O Lord, upon all world rulers, on our president, our Vice President, and on all our civil authorities. Speak peace and blessing into their hearts for the sake of all your people that we may live a calm and peaceful life in all godliness and dignity. Be with those on the eastern board who were hit hard by the storms; and please bring us the rains and showers we need so that we will not slide back into drought-mode. O Lord, hear our prayer.

Remember and have mercy, O Lord, upon our parents, spouses, brothers, children, relatives and friends…., especially those who are in lifestyle sins that are damaging and destroying them… Grant the exact help they need, and bless them both here and hereafter. O Lord, hear our prayer.


Remember and have mercy, O Lord, on older ones, the young, needy, orphans, widows, single parents, those in sickness and sorrow, distress and affliction, oppression and captivity, prison and confinement (and specifically these…..). Visit, strengthen, keep, and comfort them, and make haste to grant them, relief, freedom, and deliverance. O Lord, hear our prayer.

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