Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Prayers for Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Matins: Our faithful Father, who delights to hear the prayers of Your children, let us, Your people, not live as fools, as if there were no God (Ps. 53:1). Let us, rather, not only seek You, Your kingdom, and Your righteousness (Ps. 53:2; Matt. 6:33) but also find You (Matt. 7:7-8). And as You in turn are seeking faithful people who worship You in Spirit and truth (John 4:23), may we be found by You. As a people who would be filled with Your Spirit, we ask You to fill us with the word of Christ that overflows in song (Col. 3:16). We lift up to You the ministry of music at our church that it would flourish. Through our singing and our instruments, may we, Your holy army, bring down the strongholds of Your enemies (Josh. 6:20). (Pray specifically for the ministry of music at your local church.)

Midday: Father of the fatherless and judge of widows in Your holy habitation (Ps. 68:5), we ask You on behalf of our extended family that you would make them glad in Your righteousness (Ps. 68:3). Fill them with songs of praise to Your name, even Yah (Ps. 68:4). Rid their homes of loneliness, and lead them into prosperity (Ps. 68:6). Be to them a burden-bearing Master, the God of their salvation (Ps. 68:19). Show Yourself strong on their behalf (Ps. 68:28) that they may praise You in Your sanctuary. (Pray for specific needs in your extended family.)

Vespers: Our Father, who opens the lips of the forgiven that they may declare Your praise (Ps. 51:15), let not the tongue of the wicked work deceit like a sharp razor nor boast in their evil deeds nor devise the destruction of the righteous (Ps. 52:1-2). Break them down forever that the righteous may see and fear and laugh (Ps. 52:5-6). May the governing officials of our county (name of county) defend the righteous that they may grow like green olive trees in the house of God (Ps. 52:8). (Pray for the specific needs of your county government.)

This nation is contaminated with idols that cannot speak nor see nor hear nor smell nor feel nor walk (Ps. 115:5-7). Yet people within and without Your church worship and trust the gods of comfort and convenience, isolation and independence, liberty and license. We place our trust in these things and turn our trust from You. Turn our hearts to trust in You, O Yahweh, for You are our help and shield (Ps. 115:9-11). Cause us to bless only You, the Maker of heaven and earth, the only true God, who brought us out of the house of bondage (Ex. 20:2). Rid us of all other gods before You.

Compline: Our Father, before whom the earth trembles, turn for us the Rock, who is Jesus Christ, into a pool of water, even the living water (Ps. 114:7-8; John 4:10). You brought Israel out of Egypt, out of a strange land in order to make Judah Your sanctuary. You made the sea flee and the Jordan turn back. You caused the mountains to skip like rams and the hills like lambs (Ps. 114:3-4). By the same powerful hand, establish Your sanctuary in the islands of the Pacific. “Revive a vision for evangelical cooperation and mission.” Span the “geographical distances and the lack of unity.” Bless such gospel works as the South Pacific Evangelical Fellowship and the All Pacific Prayer Assembly that they may see You “move in new and effective ways in the Pacific.” May the gates of hell not withstand the onslaught of gospel truth. (Quotations from Operation World)

The South Pacific Evangelical Fellowship is part of the World Evangelical Alliance, which according to their website, “is a global ministry working with local churches around the world to join in common concern to live and proclaim the Good News of Jesus in their communities. WEA is a network of churches in 129 nations that have each formed an evangelical alliance and over 100 international organizations joining together to give a world-wide identity, voice, and platform to more than 600 million evangelical Christians. Seeking holiness, justice and renewal at every level of society - individual, family, community and culture, God is glorified and the nations of the earth are forever transformed.”

A movement with a strongly premillennial vision, the All Pacific Prayer Assembly is part of the Deep Sea Canoe Movement, which, according to their website, is “committed to flow with the move of the Glory of God in restoring the Kingdom of God on earth and saturating the earth with 24 hours a day Worship and Prayer.”

1 comment:

  1. I have printed these out to use. Thank you for the work you put into them. Sunday I sat down to write a psalm just to praise the LORD and it's a lot of work! (very enjoyable work)