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Prayer Devotion - Feb 6
« on: February 04, 2011, 02:29:40 PM »

Adoration

“To whom will you compare Me?
Or who is My equal?” says the Holy One.
Lift your eyes to the heavens
And see who has created them,
He who brings out the starry host by number
And calls them each by name.
Because of His great might and the strength of His power,
Not one of them is missing.
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth,
Does not grow tired or weary.
No one can fathom His understanding. (Isaiah 40:25–26, 28)

You, O Lord, remain forever;
Your throne endures from generation to generation. (Lamentations 5:19)

Pause to express your thoughts of praise and worship.

Confession

Why should any living man complain
When punished for his sins?
Let us search out and examine our ways,
And let us return to the Lord. (Lamentations 3:39–40)

Ask the Spirit to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness.

Renewal

May I apply my heart to instruction
And my ears to words of knowledge. (Proverbs 23:12)

May I watch and pray so that I will not fall into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. (Matthew 26:41)

Pause to add your own prayers for personal renewal.

Petition

May I keep Your statutes and Your commandments and be careful to do as the Lord my God has commanded me; may I not turn aside to the right or to the left. (Deuteronomy 4:40; 5:32)

Growth in Wisdom
    Developing an eternal perspective
    Renewing my mind with truth
    Greater skill in each area of life
My activities for this day
Special concerns

Intercession

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to the poor, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:1–3)

Family
    My immediate family
    My relatives
    Spiritual concerns
    Emotional and physical concerns
    Other concerns

Affirmation

I am no longer a stranger and alien, but a fellow citizen with God’s people and a member of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone. (Ephesians 2:19–20)

I have been called, having been loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ. (Jude 1)

Pause to reflect upon these biblical affirmations.

Thanksgiving

You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness,
O God of our salvation,
You who are the hope of all the ends of the earth
And of the farthest seas;
You formed the mountains by Your strength,
Having armed Yourself with power;
And You stilled the roaring of the seas,
The roaring of their waves,
And the tumult of the peoples. (Psalm 65:5–7)

Pause to offer your own expressions of thanksgiving.

Closing Prayer

Better is one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing does He withhold
From those who walk in integrity.
O Lord of hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in You! (Psalm 84:10–12)


Kenneth Boa, Handbook to Prayer : Praying Scripture Back to God (Atlanta: Trinity House, 1997).