Moment of Silence
I have calmed and quieted my soul (Ps. 131:2a)
Request for Presence
Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer;
answer me, for I need your help. (Ps. 86:1)
Our Father, who is in Heaven...
I come to your altar, O Lord,
singing a song of thanksgiving
and telling of all your wonders. (Ps. 26:6b-7)
Express thankful praise for who God is and what he has done
Your Kingdom come, your will be done...
All the nations you made
will come and bow before you, Lord;
they will praise your holy name.
For you are great and perform wonderful deeds.
You alone are God. (Ps. 86:9-10)
Pray for God's kingdom to increase locally and globally
Give us this day, our daily bread...
Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord;
hear my urgent cry.
I will call to you whenever I'm in trouble,
and you will answer me. (Ps. 86:6-7)
Bring practical needs and anxieties to the Father
Forgive us our sins...
O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive,
so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help. (Ps. 86:5)
Spend a moment in quiet confession and pray for healing of relational conflict
And lead us not into temptation...
Teach me your ways, O Lord,
that I may live according to your truth!
Grant me purity of heart,
so that I may honor you. (Ps. 86:11)
Request the Spirit's wisdom and protection to walk in God's ways
The Lord's promises are pure,
like silver refined in a furnace,
purified seven times over. (Ps. 12:6)