ADORATION – Reflect on God’s Greatness
GOD IS INFINITE – God is limitless. God is not limited by anything outside of His character. This applies to all of God’s attributes.
Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.
Praise God because He is Infinite.
We are finite and as such we cannot fully fathom infinity. God is not limited by time or space. Praise Him because He has been present in every place. Praise Him because he has been present for every person for all of time. Praise Him because each and everyday He has acted with wisdom, love, grace, justice, and mercy. Praise him because He will never exhaust His ability to demonstrate His character.
CONFESSION: Confess your sins to God and receive his continued mercy.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
THANKSGIVING: Giving thanks to God for his specific blessings in our lives.
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100
SUPPLICATION: Bringing our requests to God.
- Bring your personal prayer requests to God.
- Pray for Embrace. Ask God to give their staff and volunteers wisdom and courage as they serve women in need.
- Ask God to speak to you as you read the scriptures.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 English Standard Version
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Jesus said before his death, “Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.” John 16:22. He has risen and no one can take away our joy. The foundational basis for our joy now is the historical resurrection of Christ and the future resurrection of Christ’s followers. Are you missing a loved one who has died or is still alive but is not with you for any number of reasons? Rejoice. Is your physical body ill at ease? Do you suffer with pain or illness? Rejoice. Are you lonely, sad, confused? Rejoice. What kind of cruel advice is this? To tell someone who is suffering to rejoice? It is not cruel comfort; it is gospel hope. You need not try to rejoice in things that are in fact terrible…you can and must rejoice in the hope of the gospel in the midst of everything in your life. Rejoice evermore!