Request for Presence
I cried out to the Lord,
and he answered me from his holy mountain.
I lay down and slept,
yet I woke up in safety,
for the Lord was watching over me. (Ps. 3:4-5)
Our Father, who is in Heaven...
Come, let us sing to the Lord!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come to him with thanksgiving.
Let us sing psalms of praise to him.
For the Lord is a great God,
a great King above all gods. (Ps. 95:1-3)
Express thankful praise for who God is and what he has done
Your Kingdom come, your will be done...
“The Lord said to me, ‘You are my son.
Today I have become your Father.
Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance,
the whole earth as your possession.'” (Ps. 2:7b-8)
Pray for God's kingdom to increase locally and globally
Give us this day, our daily bread...
Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.
You guard all that is mine.
The land you have given me is a pleasant land.
What a wonderful inheritance! (Ps. 16:5-6)
Bring practical needs and anxieties to the Father
Forgive us our sins...
Oh, that my actions would consistently
reflect your decrees!
Then I will not be ashamed
when I compare my life with your commands. (Ps. 119:5-6)
Spend a moment in quiet confession and pray for healing of relational conflict
And lead us not into temptation...
Oh, the joys of those who do not
follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners,
or join in with mockers.
But they delight in the law of the Lord,
meditating on it day and night.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
and they prosper in all they do. (Ps. 1:1-3)
Request the Spirit's wisdom and protection to walk in God's ways
I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and he saved me from my enemies. (Ps. 18:3)