ADORATION – Reflect on God’s Greatness
VERACITY OF GOD This is that perfection of God in virtue of which He is true in His inner being, in His revelation, and in His relation to His people. He is the true God over against the idols, knows things as they really are.
Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Praise God for His Veracity.
Praise God because He is true. Praise God because He has revealed Himself. Praise God because He knows things as they are.
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 Isaac and Suzanne Micheals as they serve at Black Forest Academy in Germany.
1 Timothy 2:1-10 New International Version
Instructions on Worship
2 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. 7 And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.
8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. 9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
1st, 2nd Timothy and Titus are called “pastoral epistles.” They are three of Paul’s letters written directly to individual pastors rather than churches. 1 Timothy was written between Paul’s Roman imprisonments. 2 Timothy was likely written during his final imprisonment, from which he would go to his execution. Though the letters are written to pastors, they have numerous applications to Christians as members of local churches. Paul urges Timothy to ensure that prayer is an essential part of their public worship. Of course, it is also true that this same kind of prayer should be a part of our private worship. We should be praying all kinds of prayers for all kinds of people. This is good and pleasing to God. It is also good and helpful for us. Praying shapes our hearts and minds and of course God is pleased to somehow use our prayers as a part of his plans for the world. We don’t know how it works, that God is sovereign and our prayers matter, but it does work. Don’t try to “do the math,” just do the work. Pray all kinds of prayers for all kinds of people.