Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Teach Us to Pray

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
O Lord God of my salvation,
day and night to you I sigh.
let my prayer come now before you;
bow your ear to hear my cry.
 —Psalm 88:1-2
Suggested tune: Sussex (87.87)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
Lord, teach us to pray.
—from Luke 11:1
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
He has given us a form in which is set before us as in a picture every thing which it is lawful to wish, every thing which is conducive to our interest, every thing which it is necessary to demand. From his goodness in this respect we derive the great comfort of knowing that as we ask almost in his words, we ask nothing that is absurd, or foreign, or unseasonable; nothing, in short, that is not agreeable to him.
 —John Calvin, Institutes 3.20.34
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
All-seeing God, teach me to open with you about my needs, to seek your support in my troubles, to admit before you my sins, and to thank you for all your goodness...
 A New Zealand Prayer Book
 
YOUR OWN PRAYERS
Allow the above to help guide your own confession, praise, thanksgiving, and/or petition.

THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
 —Matthew 6:9-13

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