Call to Prayer
Organize my days, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my midst. Organize my thoughts, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my mind. Organize my emotions, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my inmost heart. Organize my desires, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my will. Organize my relationships, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my labor, home, and leisure. Illuminate this life, God, illuminate me.
from “Canyon Road: A Book of Prayer” by Kari Kristina Reeves
Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion,
and to you shall vows be performed.
O you who hear prayer,
to you shall all flesh come.
When iniquities prevail against me,
you atone for our transgressions.
Blessed is the one you choose and bring near,
to dwell in your courts!
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
the holiness of your temple!
By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness,
O God of our salvation,
the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas;
the one who by his strength established the mountains,
being girded with might;
who stills the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
the tumult of the peoples,
so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs.
You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy.
Read Acts 8:9-25
Prayer of Response
Lord, as we wait on you, let us not put our hope in our gifts but humbly strive for their use toward kingdom ends. Remind us now of the beauty, mystery, and power of the good news of Jesus Christ! Amen.
Prayers of Supplication
For the creative use of my gifts
For lost friends and family
For new opportunities to share my life and the gospel
For your neighborhood group