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!
1 Praise the Lord. I will give thanks unto the Lord with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, and among the congregation.
2 The works of the Lord are great,
sought out by all who have pleasure in them.
3 His work is worthy to be praised and held in honor,
and his righteousness endures for ever.
4 He has made his marvelous works to be had in remembrance;
The Lord is gracious and merciful.
5 He has given food to those who fear him;
he shall ever be mindful of his covenant.
6 He has shown his people the power of his works,
that he may give them the heritage of the nations.
7 The works of his hands are faithfulness and justice;
all his commandments are true.
8 They stand fast for ever and ever,
and are done in truth and equity.
9 He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant for ever;
holy and awesome is his Name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
a good understanding have all those who live accordingly; his praise endures for ever.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in this Advent season, help me to focus on your solutions and not mine. Help me to grow in appreciation for your coming into the world. Help me not to be distracted by the noise of the world. Thank you. Amen.