A Prayer inspired by Hebrews 7:26-8:13

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Throughout our new series “The Final Word: Knowing Christ through Hebrews,” I am writing prayers related to the text on which we are preaching each week. This prayer is drawn from Hebrews 7:26-8:13. The complete list of prayers inspired by Hebrews is included at the bottom of this post. You can also view my message from this passage “New Promise,” here.

Jesus, You are the One we truly need—
holy, blameless, pure, set apart.
You are exalted above the heavens
and the Name above every name.

Jesus, You are the Lamb of God we need.
You offered Yourself as once-for-all sacrifice.
You take away the sin of the world.
You do what we cannot do for salvation and life.

Jesus, You are the Mediator of the New Covenant we need.
You brought forgiveness of sins,
wrote God’s guidance on our inner being,
and have made knowing the Living God accessible to us.

Jesus, we love You.
Jesus, we need You.
Jesus, we call out to You.
Jesus, we praise You.
Amen.


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A Prayer inspired by Hebrews 7:1-25

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Throughout our new series “The Final Word: Knowing Christ through Hebrews,” I am writing prayers related to the text on which we are preaching each week. This prayer is drawn from Hebrews 7:1-25. The complete list of prayers inspired by Hebrews is included at the bottom of this post. You can also view my message from this passage “Unlike Any Other,” here.

Father in heaven,
You made humanity in Your image
that we might show forth who You are to the world.
Thank You that although we fell into sin
and failed in our created calling,
You sent Your Son, Jesus, to redeem us
as both the once-for-all Sacrifice
and the Eternal Priest who offers that great gift.
Our lives have been bought with a price –
they are Yours, our God –
so fill us with Your Holy Spirit
that we might live in the fullness of Your power
and display the fullness of Your character
to the far reaches of this world
until the fullness of Your kingdom.

All this we pray, through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord
to whom, with You and the Holy Spirit
be honor and glory, now and forever.
Amen.


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A Prayer inspired by Hebrews 6:13-20

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Throughout our new series “The Final Word: Knowing Christ through Hebrews,” I am writing prayers related to the text on which we are preaching each week. This prayer is drawn from Hebrews 6:13-20. The complete list of prayers inspired by Hebrews is included at the bottom of this post. You can also view my message “Anchored in Hope” based on this passage here.

Father, we admit that the present season in our world
brings us into a crisis of hope.
We falter and grow weary in the face of such trouble,
not having within us the strength to handle it all.

Amidst the crisis of hope, we turn to You,
who made this world and sustains this world.
You alone are our true hope amidst the ruins
and we look to You to renew us through Jesus Christ.

Thank You, Jesus, for being our forerunner
into the holy of holies, where we can meet with God the Father.
We are grateful that because of You we can boldly approach
the throne of grace for help in time of need.

Holy Spirit, You are the divine life in us through Christ,
and we ask You to fill the sails of our lives
with a fresh wind of hope from You
that we might live as hope-bringers in this world.

All this we pray in Your name, Triune God—
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—
the One who is our hope amidst hopelessness,
the Giver of every good and perfect gift.
Amen.


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A Prayer inspired by Hebrews 4:14-5:10

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Throughout our new series “The Final Word: Knowing Christ through Hebrews,” I am writing prayers related to the text on which we are preaching each week. This prayer is drawn from Hebrews 4:14-5:10. The complete list of prayers inspired by Hebrews is included at the bottom of this post. You can also view my message, “Jesus the High Priest,” from this passage here.

Father, we know that we were made for You,
that our souls will only find true peace and joy
when we are in reconciled relationship with You
both for now and for eternity.

We confess, O God, that we are lost without You.
Our minds are confused with various messages,
Our hearts are stirred by diverse desires,
and our very being is trapped in cycles of sin and brokenness.

Jesus, only Son of the Father,
You alone are our Great High Priest,
who makes a way for us to boldly approach
God’s throne of grace for the help we need.

Holy Spirit, we invite You to set us ablaze again
with the Pentecost fire of Your indwelling presence
that we might once again burn for Your glory
as a shining light in this world.

All this we pray in Your name, Triune God—
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—
the One we need more than anything or anyone else
and also the One who provides for our greatest need.
Amen.


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Eastbrook at Home – May 31, 2020

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Join us for worship with Eastbrook Church through Eastbrook at Home as we celebrate Pentecost Sunday and continue our series “The Final Word: Knowing Christ through Hebrews.” This weekend I will preach from Hebrews 4:14-5:10 and what it means that Jesus is the great high priest. Follow along with the entire series here. Access the downloadable bulletin, sermon notes, and sermon discussion guide here.

Don’t miss the chance to join in with a virtual small group discussing the sermon every Sunday at 11 AM. More info here.

Each Sunday beginning at 8 AM, you can participate with our weekly worship service at home with your small group, family, or friends. This service will then be available during the week until the next Sunday’s service starts.

As we continue to tweak this experience, please let us know your experience by emailing us here. You can also access or download the service directly via Vimeo or the Eastbrook app.

If you are not signed up for our church emailing list, please sign up here. Also, please remember that during this time financial support for the church is critical as we continue minister within our congregation and reach out to our neighborhood, city, and the world at this challenging time. Please give online or send in a donation to support the ministry of Eastbrook Church.