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 O clap your hands together, all you peoples;
O cry aloud unto God with shouts of joy.
2 For the Lord Most High is to be feared;
he is the great King over all the earth.
3 He shall subdue the peoples under us,
and the nations under our feet.
4 He shall choose our inheritance for us,
the pride of Jacob whom he loved.
5 God has gone up with a shout of triumph,
the Lord with the sound of the trumpet.
6 O sing praises, sing praises unto our God;
O sing praises, sing praises unto our King.
7 For God is the King of all the earth;
think upon his mighty acts and praise him with a song.
8 God reigns over the nations;
God sits on his holy throne.
9 The princes of the peoples are gathered with the people of the God of Abraham;
for the mighty upon earth have become the servants of the Lord, and he is very highly exalted.
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.
What is a way a family member has helped you out recently?
Take a few minutes and pray for your needs and the needs of those around you.
Grant us, O Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who can do no good thing apart from you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.