It is a good day when you give us a glimpse into ourselves Sin is our greatest evil, but you are our greatest good Each of us has cause to loathe ourselves, to not seek self-honour, because when we look at ourselves, by ourselves, we realize that we are glorying in rubbish. Our country, our families, our church are worse […]
You are the life-giving God. Inspire us and give us the energy to call upon Your name, for our minds are not enough to understand, our thoughts are wayward and we are easily distracted. We love the world too much and within our heart is still the struggle with unbelief and doubt. It is only by Your Holy Spirit that […]
O Lord of Grace, this is the beginning of a new week and the whole world is before us this day. As we look into it we realize that we are weak, and fearful and ill-equipped to handle all that we will face – but we look to you for strength.
“The Lord Reigns, He is robed in Majesty; the Lord is robed in Majesty and is armed with strength.” There is no one as strong as you Lord, and to you we run to take refuge
“Lord, you have been out dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.” (Psalm 90:1-2) Life and death are in your hands, Lord. Thank you for your long-suffering patience, because we know that when you become angry, people are consumed and terrified.
How lovely is the place where you dwell, O Lord Almighty. Wherever you are, we want to be. Our souls, from the very depths of our beings, yearn for you. We have no strength without you. We want to be in your presence and among your people. Our hearts cry out. Our flesh cries out.
Hear us, O Shepherd, You who lead your people like a flock. You who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth! Let your light shine in the darkest of places and before all who prefer the darkness. Awaken your might; and come and save us. Restore us, O God; make your face shine upon us that we may be […]
Invocation God, you are good to Your people and to those who are pure in heart. We praise you for your goodness. Confession We must acknowledge that despite your goodness, we have sinned. Our feet have slipped and we have almost lost our foot hold. We looked at the arrogant and we have envied them, wanting to be like […]
We shout for joy to You, God, joining the praises of all believers across the earth. We sing to the glory of Your name! We give to You our praise! How awesome are Your deeds, O God! We are in awe of Your power. So great is Your power that Your enemies cringe before You. The whole earth worships You […]
Invocation “Lord God, with confidence we draw near to Your throne of Grace, that we might receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16) “We are yours, as you have said, O Lord of Hosts, and you have made us your treasured possession and have spared us.” (Malachi 3:17) Confession Lord, in your word you […]
Invocation “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.” (Psalm 19:1-2) We are in awe of your creation Lord, and we thank you so very much for the blessing of knowing you through it. Truly, when we look at a […]
Invocation “God, you are faithful. You will not let us be tempted beyond what we can bear. But when we are tempted, You will also provide a way out so that we can stand up under it.” (1 Cor 10:13) You are Faithful. You never change. You are always there. You’ve never failed anyone and you never will. You are […]
Invocation Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise! Out of the depths we cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear our voice and let your ears be attentive to our cry. If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, who could stand. But with you there is forgiveness. Therefore you are feared.
We will exalt the Lord at all times. Your praise will always be on our lips. Our souls will boast in You.
Invocation “God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, through the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though the waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging… The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” (Psalm […]
After being challenged by the elders to study and pray about Pastoral Prayers I have decided to write and give a new prayer each week during the church service. I’ve thought a lot about posting them here and have decided to do so in hopes that people will experience a new way to pray and be encouraged through them. Feel […]