Sunday Prayer 29

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God,
have mercy on me a sinner.

Early morning black skies
hang around like hard
shields of ice, cold and
impersonal.

Warm my still soul, oh Lord,
in Your glorious light.
Awaken my heart
and mind with Your breath
upon me, making me
more than dull dust.

[This is part of a series of prayers for Sunday worship preparation that begins here.]

Sunday Prayer 28

Eternal God,
whose holiness shines in undimmed brilliance
and before whom no one can stand,
form us individually and corporately
as vessels of honor for Your Name
in the midst of a corrupt generation,
so that the beauty of Your holiness
would reflect to the world as we shine like stars in this world.
Through Jesus Christ, who is the light of the world
and the radiance of Your glory,
Amen.

[This is part of a series of prayers for Sunday worship preparation that begins here.]

Sunday Prayer 27

Heavenly Father,
whose steadfast love meets us each new day
and yet also dwells in unapproachable light,
keep us in Your prefect path of grace and truth
that we may walk free from sin’s grasp
in the joyful victory of holy living,
through Jesus Christ, our victorious Savior,
Amen.

[This is part of a series of prayers for Sunday worship preparation that begins here.]

Sunday Prayer 26

His dominion is an eternal dominion;
His kingdom endures form generation to generation.
All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing.
He does as he pleases withe the powers of heaven
and the peoples of the earth.
No one can hold back his hand
or say to him, ‘What have you done?’ (Daniel 4:34b-35)

O Lord, King of the nations,
we bow down before You and worship You.

Who can compare with You?
There is none!
Who can compete with You?
No, not one!

All nations and people are like children to You;
and You rule them with justice and righteousness.

Sovereign Lord, take Your rightful place in us today;
rule over our gathering together as our King;
and rule over our lives as King,
letting our words and deeds
speak of Your majesty to all.

[This is part of a series of prayers for Sunday worship preparation that begins here.]

Sunday Prayer 25

Almighty God,
Who raises up those who are bowed down
and humbles those who exalt themselves,
Teach us to take the way of service,
that our lives might rightly reflect the selflessness of our Savior
and our witness might lead with humble love;
all this we ask through Jesus, the Servant King,
Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
One God, uninterrupted in love and holiness,
Amen.

[This is part of a series of prayers for Sunday worship preparation that begins here.]