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
Read: Proverbs Chapter 24
7 Wisdom is too high for fools;
in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths.
Wisdom may be “too high for fools,” but that’s not the case for you! As a follower of Christ, your life has been infused with the Holy Spirit. You have direct access to wisdom, the same wisdom that is found in the life of Jesus. The Holy Spirit is working in your life day by day, transforming you into Christ’s image. The Spirit bears witness with our own spirit that we indeed are children of God. Now that’s good news! It’s the kind of news that motivates us to live Gospel-centered lives. The Gospel gives us the assurance of our salvation and empowers us to live lives that glorify God—lives that walk wisdom’s path.
Thank God for His work in your life, thank Him for the Holy Spirit’s indwelling presence and power, and thank Him for giving you access to wisdom’s path.
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 Week’s Scripture Memory:
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.