Moment of Silence
I have calmed and quieted my soul (Ps. 131:2a)
Request for Presence
Wake up, my heart!
Wake up, O lyre and harp!
I will wake the dawn with my song. (Ps. 57:8)
Our Father, who is in Heaven...
Praise the Lord!
Let all that I am praise the Lord.
I will praise the Lord as long as I live.
I will sing praises to my God with my dying breath. (Ps. 146:1-2)
Express thankful praise for who God is and what he has done
Your Kingdom come, your will be done...
He gives justice to the oppressed
and food to the hungry.
The Lord frees the prisoners.
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are weighed down.
The Lord loves the godly.
The Lord protects the foreigners among us.
He cares for the orphans and widows,
but he frustrates the plans of the wicked. (Ps. 146:7-9)
Pray for God's kingdom to increase locally and globally
Give us this day, our daily bread...
But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper,
whose hope is in the Lord their God. (Ps. 146:5)
Bring practical needs and anxieties to the Father
Forgive us our sins...
Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy!
I look to you for protection. (Ps. 57:1a)
Spend a moment in quiet confession and pray for healing of relational conflict
And lead us not into temptation...
I will lead a life of integrity
in my own home.
I will refuse to look at
anything vile and vulgar. (Ps. 101:2b-3a)
Request the Spirit's wisdom and protection to walk in God's ways
May God be merciful and bless us.
May his face smile with favor on us. (Ps. 67:1)