Adoration (worship, thanksgiving, praise to God in speech and song)
1 Corinthians 14:14-15 NKJV - For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. 15 What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.
Present yourself to God: Mark 12:30
Think of a fresh reason today to thank Him: Psalm 100:4
Present your body in worship: Romans 12:1; Psalm 63:3-4; Psalm 47:1; Psalm 150
Sing to God: Psalm 96:1-2; Colossians 3:16
Ask for the Spirit of God to assist your praise: Jude 20
Hebrews 13:15-16 NKJV - Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. 16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Confession (personalize or utilize example provided as a pattern)
Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.
Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins
through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all
goodness, and by the power of Your Holy Spirit keep us in
eternal life. Amen.
(modified from the order of The Book of Common Prayer provided by The Mission of St. Clare)
Present your heart to God: Proverbs 4:23
Ask God to search your heart for sin (then receive forgiveness and cleansing), for selfishness (then receive holiness/desire to serve), for stress (then receive peace and power), for sickness (then receive healing and strength): Psalm 139:23-24
Remember the danger of self-deception, and pray for truth: Jeremiah 17:9-10; 1 John 1:6-10
Set a guard on your mouth and heart: Psalm 19:14; Psalm 49:3
Ask God to help keep His purposes and goals in view: Psalm 90:12; Philippians 3:13-14
1 John 1:8-9 NET - If we say we do not bear the guilt of sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness.
Truth (praying the Scriptures)
Proverbs 21:22 NET - The wise person can scale the city of the mighty and bring down the stronghold in which they trust.
Pray for God’s wisdom and courage in how to effectively overcome all demonic and ungodly strongholds upon which people wrongly place their trust. Pray that God would also grant wisdom to reveal where you or others are tempted to allow good or neutral things to become ultimate things or sources of trust in place of God. Pray for a hunger to know and implement effective, Christian apologetics.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NET - For though we live as human beings, we do not wage war according to human standards, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not human weapons, but are made powerful by God for tearing down strongholds. We tear down arguments 5 and every arrogant obstacle that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to make it obey Christ.
Present your day to God: Psalm 37:5
Present the day’s details to God, choose the fear of the LORD, commit your works to God: Psalm 37:4-5; Deuteronomy 33:25; Proverbs 16:3
Confess your dependence on God: Proverbs 3:5-7; Psalm 131:1-3
Request specific direction for your actions and decisions: Psalm 25:4-5; Isaiah 30:21
Choose to obey God’s explicit instructions in Scripture by choosing to do His will: Matthew 6:11; Matthew 7:7-8
Supplication (making requests of God)
Pray for the holiness of character and the opportunity to share hope and understanding with unbelievers who have doubts about God and His way. Pray also for the emotional strength to keep evangelizing and witnessing to the lost in the face of opposition and rejection.
1 Peter 3:15-16 NET - But set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess. 16 Yet do it with courtesy and respect, keeping a good conscience, so that those who slander your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame when they accuse you.
EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS:
THOSE IN MY MINISTRY TEAM, SMALL GROUP, OR CIRCLE OF FELLOWSHIP (by name):
OTHER SPECIFIC FAMILIES OR INDIVIDUALS (ask God to bring someone to mind):
OTHER MINISTERS OR MISSIONARIES (ask God to bring some - or some country - to mind):
EMPLOYER AND MANAGERS:
CO-WORKERS OR CLASSMATES:
CLIENTS OR EMPLOYEES:
TEACHERS OR PROFESSORS:
THOSE I INFLUENCE
CLOSEST FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES:
THOSE WHO NEED GOD: PRAY FOR AT LEAST 7 PEOPLE YOU KNOW WHO NEED TO KNOW GOD IN A SAVING WAY:
PRAY for God to awaken them spiritually and to draw them by His Spirit into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
John 6:44 - “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them…”
PRAY for God to bind and remove every spirit that blinds their minds.
2 Corinthians 4:4 - The ‘god of this age’ (devil) has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
PRAY for God to move upon them with His Holy Spirit of adoption so they would truly and fully become His children.
Romans 8:15 - The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
PRAY that God would place other Christian witnesses in their path to enter into positive relationship with them.
Matthew 9:37-38 - Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
PRAY for God to pour out His Spirit of heavenly wisdom and revelation on them so they may know God more.
Ephesians 1:17 NIV - I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.