Sunday, February 26, 2017
"Give Us Life" - 26 February 2017 AM and PM
Give us life, and we will call upon your name! Restore us, O LORD God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved (Psalm 80.18b-19)!
Turn again, O God of hosts! Look down from heaven, and see; have regard for this (Psalm 80.14) your Church in all nations, Heritage and these churches in the OKC area: Memorial Presbyterian Church; Messiah Lutheran Church; Metro Mennonite Church; Midwest Boulevard Christian Church; Miracle Revival Center; Moore Baptist Temple; and Mount Rose Baptist Church. Turn to us and be gracious to us; give your strength to your servants, and save the sons and daughters of your maidservant. Show us a sign of your favor that those who hate us may see and be put to shame because you, LORD, have helped us and comforted us (Psalm 86.16-17). Restore us, O LORD God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved (Psalm 80.18b-19)!
Consider, O God, those who do not know you or have broken faith with you….Change their hearts that they may confess Jesus as Lord and believe in their hearts you raised him from the day, so that they may come to join with us in praying; Restore us, O LORD God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved (Psalm 80.18b-19)!
O God, please refresh those who are weary; replenish those who are parched; restore those who are bowled over; revitalize those who are vitiated; … On their behalf and with them we pray; Restore us, O LORD God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved (Psalm 80.18b-19)!
O God, we pray for our nation and leaders, including our State Representatives such as Chad Caldwell; Kevin Calvey; Ed Cannaday; Dennis Casey; Bobby Cleveland; Josh Cockroft; Donnie Condit; and Jeff Cody. May we, heads and inhabitants of this land, be directed and guided to protect the defenseless and to stand up and stand in for those who are oppressed. Profit our businesses, grant our schools, colleges, universities, homeschools, private schools and vocational schools to succeed in educating our students that they may be well cultivated for the life ahead of them. Provide what is lacking for this State. Furnish us with the rainfalls we need to have plenty of fresh water, bountiful crops and abundant livestock. We pray for our country; Restore us, O LORD God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved (Psalm 80.18b-19)!
O God, please be with all world leaders, to include Bounnhang Vorachith; Raimonds Vējonis; Michel Aoun; King Letsie III; Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; and Fayez al-Sarraj. We pray that you would re-establish order, solid infrastructures, medical establishments, schools, and families in those places devastated by wars and rebellion. We pray that you would have mercy on those desiccated by drought or drowning in floods; those made paltry by famine or by inefficient food production. For all of the nations and peoples of the world we pray; Restore us, O LORD God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved (Psalm 80.18b-19)!
For Christ’s sake, give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth, and Restore us, O LORD God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved (Psalm 80.18b-19)! Amen.
O LORD, who created us, who formed us, and who has said to us – frequently and in various ways – “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior (Isaiah 43.1-3). It is to you we pray, O Lord, hear our prayer.
O LORD, who created and formed us through your Son and by your Spirit, thank you for watching over Hxx, his brother and those with them as they travelled and worked in Ethiopia. Continue to assist Txxx Wxxx in all of the fund raising as well as in all the matters she needs to complete before she goes to Thailand. May she be drawn closer to you through all of this, and see you do amazing things. And may Txxx’s time and toil in Australia be encouraging to the Hxxxx, effectual in their desire to communicate the Gospel, and essential in her own growth as a godly Christian woman. O Lord, hear our prayer.
O LORD, who created and formed us your Church, we seek your kingdom and righteousness for our denomination, this congregation and these PCA churches in Oklahoma: Trinity Presbyterian Church- Owasso; Grace Presbyterian Church-Stillwater; In Tulsa Christ Presbyterian Church; Ethos Presbyterian Church; River Oaks Presbyterian Church; and Grace Presbyterian Church-Shreveport. Rouse us and refashion us that we may always be remembered for our work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ; and that your gospel would work in us, and come through us, not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction (1 Thessalonians 1.3-4). O Lord, hear our prayer.
O LORD, who created and formed us to be part of your world rescue operation; we ask, even now, that you would take in hand our Marriage Conference, our Carnegie Mission VBS and trip; and our own outreach VBS. Bring each of these, in their specific focus, to be efficient and effective in presenting your Gospel. And may each of these, in their specific focus, produce results that bring others to join us in glorifying and enjoying you forever. O Lord, hear our prayer.
O LORD, who created and formed us in Christ Jesus to desire what you desire, love what you love, rejoice in what you rejoice over; bring us to see the opportunities you give us to do good to everyone, especially those of the household of faith (Galatians 6.10). And bring to us “divine appointments” where we will have openings to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to some in our families, among our friends, to our foes and with our fellow citizen. O Lord, hear our prayer.