Week 11 Day 5
I. Prayer to enter the Lord’s presence:
Be still for a moment. “Lord, I give the day that is now past to you. It is yours. I give the day that is to come to you; help me to see where you are working and to join you there. Speak to me during these moments. I commit them and myself to you.”
II. Prayer of Confession:
“Lord, you are faithful to forgive me and cleanse me of my sin when I confess it to you. I confess my sin(s) of ______________. Thank you for forgiveness.” (1 John 1:9)
III. Prayer of Thanksgiving:
Choose to be thankful, speak out loud of what God has done.
“Thank you, Father, for _________________. Fill my heart and my mouth with gratitude throughout this day.”
IV. Scripture Reflection
1Pet. 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Think back on our time in the Old Testament. What do you see here that reminds of you of our study thus far? What did it mean for Israel to be God’s chosen people? What was the role of the priests in the nation? What does it mean to be a “holy” people? What was it that God’s people were called to be for the nations around them who did not know God? Think of the implications that he has called you out of darkness into light. What might your life look like had he not done this? If you are not living in the light, why not? What is keeping you from this privilege?
The people of God were not to keep God to themselves. They were called by God to make his name great among the nations. Who are you actively praying for and pursuing who is far from God right now? What needs to happen next in that relationship that you can do? What needs to happen next that only God can do? Pray for someone now. Make plans to pursue them as you are able.
V. Prayer for others:
Pray specifically for the concerns of your life and the lives of others.
VI. Prayer of commitment:
“Lord God, I commit to love you with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my strength and with all my mind and to love my neighbor as myself. Empower me today to love you and others with everything that I am.” (Luke 10:27)
This Month’s Scripture Memory:
“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.