Each week for this season our devotions will be centered around the practice of PRAYER. Like the disciples we too have the opportunity to ask Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray.” We encourage you to read all prayers and Psalms out loud – let the words of Scripture fill your prayers!
Prayer of Confession
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I admit that I have been wrong in thought, in motive and in action. It is only by your grace that I can be freed from my guilty conscience. Please forgive me. Help me to live purely today. Thank you. Amen.
1 Ascribe unto the Lord, O you mighty,
ascribe unto the Lord worship and strength.
2 Give the Lord the honor due unto his Name;
worship the Lord with holy worship.
3 It is the Lord that commands the waters;
it is the glorious God that makes the thunder.
4 It is the Lord that rules the sea; the voice of the Lord is mighty in its working;
the voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.
5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees;
indeed, the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes them also to skip like a calf,
Lebanon also, and Sirion, like a young ox.
7 The voice of the Lord divides the flames of fire; the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
indeed, the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
8 The voice of the Lord makes the deer to bring forth young, and strips the forests bare;
in his temple all cry, “Glory.”
9 The Lord sits above the floodwaters,
and the Lord remains King for ever.
10 The Lord shall give strength to his people;
the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.
The Lord’s Prayer
Jesus, in teaching the disciples how to pray, prayed the follow prayer in the Gospel of Matthew and Luke. We learn as well as we join with the prayers of Jesus!
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.
List something good that has recently caught your attention to make you realize how fortunate you are.
Take a few minutes and pray for your needs and the needs of those around you.
Lord, teach us to pray. Help us to persevere in prayer so that we may rightly know you and become deeply mature as your followers. Amen.