Call to Prayer
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the Kingdom and the power and glory forever. Amen.
from Matthew 6:9-13
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have given me relief when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!
O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself;
the LORD hears when I call to him.
Be angry, and do not sin;
ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah
Offer right sacrifices,
and put your trust in the LORD.
There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?
Lift up the light of your face upon us, O LORD!”
You have put more joy in my heart
than they have when their grain and wine abound.
In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
Read Acts 8:4-8
Prayer of Response
Lord, as we wait on you, renew our hearts. Renew in us an expectation of Your Holy Spirit in our lives and in our community, that we would see a transformation rooted in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Put to death our cynicism and give us courage to pray boldly for Your Spirit to move. Amen.
Prayers of Supplication
For God to use me in a new way
For those who are sick to be healed
For the lost friends and family in my life
For the artists in our church and city