Moment of Silence
I have calmed and quieted my soul (Ps. 131:2a)
Request for Presence
O Lord, hear me as I pray;
pay attention to my groaning.
Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God,
for I pray to no one but you.
Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord.
Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
Our Father, who is in Heaven...
Honor the Lord, you heavenly beings;
honor the Lord for his glory and strength.
Honor the Lord for the glory of his name.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his Holiness. (Ps. 29:1-2)
Express thankful praise for who God is and what he has done
Your Kingdom come, your will be done...
We had heard of the city's glory,
but now we have seen it ourselves—
the city of the Lord of Heaven's Armies.
It is the city of our God;
he will make it safe forever. (Ps. 48:8)
Pray for God's kingdom to increase locally and globally
Give us this day, our daily bread...
You care for people and animals alike, O Lord.
How precious is your unfailing love, O God!
All humanity finds shelter
in the shadow of your wings.
You feed them from the abundance of your own house,
letting them drink from your river of delights. (Ps. 36:6b-8)
Bring practical needs and anxieties to the Father
Forgive us our sins...
Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house;
I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe. (Ps. 5:7)
Spend a moment in quiet confession and pray for healing of relational conflict
And lead us not into temptation...
Pour out your unfailing love on those who love you;
give justice to those with honest hearts. (Ps. 36:10)
Request the Spirit's wisdom and protection to walk in God's ways
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them sing joyful praises forever.
Spread your protection over them,
that all who love your name may be filled with joy. (Ps. 5:11)