Preparing our Hearts to Worship
In an effort to help you prepare for the July 22, 2018, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on the Praying the Scripture.I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “How to pray Scripture for yourself and others”The main Scriptures for the day are Phil 1:3-11, Isaiah 1:2-4.
(Pick and choose from the many resources and options, which I have tried to make available for your devotional life.)
From the Scriptures
Please read through Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 11:2-4, 1Thessalonians 5:16-17 this week.
You can read or listen to them here.
From the Creeds and Confessions
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q99
Q: What rule hath God given for our direction in prayer?
A: The whole word of God is of use to direct us in prayer; but the special rule of direction is that form of prayer which Christ taught his disciples, commonly called The Lord’s Prayer.
Heidelberg Catechism Q118
Q: What has God commanded us to ask of him?
A: All the things we need for body and soul, as included in the prayer which Christ our Lord himself taught us.
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
Read, reflect and pray one of SIMUSA’s Praying the Scripture Prayer Guides
Choose one of the resources listed hereto continue growing a Scripture saturated prayer life.
Pray through Psalm 119:1-11 using this guide.
Read or Listen to John Piper’s reflections on Praying Scripture.
Consider subscribing to a prayer service like prayScripture.orgthat can help you to practice praying the word in short daily segments.
The Sermon will be available online on July 22, 2018 at 12:30 pm.
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