Preparing our Hearts to Worship
In an effort to help you prepare for the January 29th, 2017, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on Prayers of Repentance, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “The Prayer of Jonah”. The main Scripture for the day is Jonah 1:17-2:10. The other passages are either referenced in the message or provide additional insight for reflection.
(Pick and choose from the many resources and options, which I have tried to make available for your devotional life.)
From the Scriptures
Read and prayerfully reflect upon some or all of these Scriptures. Ask God to shape your life and your church’s life to match the heart of God:
Read or listen to Jonah 1:17-2:10, Psalm 5:1-2, 68, Hosea 13:14.
(You can read or listen to all of these passages in a variety of translations at Bible.is.)
From the Creeds and Confessions
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
What is Prayer?
What is necessary for a prayer to be a prayer of confession?
How is our relationship with God changed when we confess our sins?
Read and Reflect on John Bunyan’s article What True Prayer is
The Sermon will be available online on January 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm.