Call to Prayer
O God, You are very great,
My lot is to approach You with godly fear and humble confidence,
for Your condescension equals Your grandeur,
and Your goodness is Your glory.
I am unworthy, but You welcome me;
guilty, but Your art merciful;
poor, but Your riches are unsearchable.
You have shown boundless compassion towards me
by not sparing Your son,
and by giving me freely all things in him;
This is the foundation of my hope,
the refuge of my safety,
the new and living way to You,
the means of that conviction of sin,
brokenness of heart, and self-despair,
which will endear me to the gospel.
Happy are they who are Christ’s
in him at peace with You,
justified from all things,
delivered from coming wrath,
made heirs of future glory;
Give me such deadness to the world,
such love to the Savior,
such attachment to his house,
such devotedness to his service,
as proves me a subject of his salvation.
May every part of my character and conduct
make a serious and amiable impression on others,
and impel them to ask the way to the Master.
Let no incident of life, pleasing or painful,
injure the prosperity of my soul,
but rather increase it.
Send me Your help,
for my appointments are not meant
to make me independent of You,
and the best means will be vain
without super-added blessings. Amen.
from “Valley of Vision, A Prayer of Confidence”
Let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may exult in you.
For you bless the righteous, O LORD;
you cover him with favor as with a shield.
Read Acts 4:23-32
Prayer of Response
Lord, give us your words to speak. When we are afraid, give us boldness. When we are restless, give us rest in you. Your Spirit dwells within us and will help us when we don’t know what to do. Give us expectation and joy as we proclaim Christ. Amen.
Prayers of Supplication
For boldness to speak truth.
For those we are resistant to the gospel.
For one person in your life to receive Christ.