Day 1

 

Call to Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the Kingdom and the power and glory forever. Amen.

from Matthew 6:9-13

Silence

Psalm 77:8–15

Has his steadfast love forever ceased?
Are his promises at an end for all time?
Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has he in anger shut up his compassion?” 
Then I said, “I will appeal to this,
to the years of the right hand of the Most High.”
I will remember the deeds of the LORD;
yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
I will ponder all your work,
and meditate on your mighty deeds.
Your way, O God, is holy.
What god is great like our God?
You are the God who works wonders;
you have made known your might among the peoples.
You with your arm redeemed your people,
the children of Jacob and Joseph.

Read Acts 1:1-5

Prayer of Response

Lord, as we wait on you, renew our hearts. Renew in us an expectation of Your Holy Spirit in our lives and in our community, that we would see a transformation rooted in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Put to death our cynicism and give us courage to pray boldly for Your Spirit to move. Amen.

Prayers of Supplication

For renewal in my heart and mind.
For God to use me in a new way.
For God to move in our church in a new way in this new season.


Paul Adams