Adoration PrayerQUESTION: Adoration Prayer - Share Your HeartANSWER:
Adoration Prayer – Insights from God’s Word
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend Your works to another; they will tell of Your might acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness. - Psalm 145:3–7Adoration Prayer - Reflecting His Glory
Prayer: How do we praise such a great King? How do we stand in the presence of His glory and still remain standing? How do we give Him what He is worthy of receiving? Impossible -- it is impossible! He is so worthy -- His magnificence shines out of all He has made. He gives us a glimpse into the heavenlies, and He holds up mountains and forges new paths in a desolate land. How mighty is this God we serve! Nothing in the heavens and on the earth can compare to His beauty. His love for us is beyond my human comprehension, and His willingness to reach out from His dwelling place in heaven and touch our hearts and minds, simply because He loves us, is beyond the depth of my understanding. Yet, this is all true.
I stand in awe this morning at the realization that His desire for us to know Him better is increasing. He is reaching out right now in many different ways to touch our hearts, and to instill His great plan in our hearts. He is breaking down barriers that have held us back, and He is releasing a remnant of people into the earth to communicate His love and compassion to a world that stands on the brink of despair and hopelessness. He is truly binding up the brokenhearted and setting the prisoners free.
Everywhere all around me He is accelerating His will being done on the earth as it is in heaven. There is evidence of His Presence that cannot be denied if we have eyes to see and ears to hear. He stands ready to use us, and He stands ready to equip us. I fall to my knees in prayer asking You, Jesus, to release us from the "stalls" and with joy and peace begin joining us together as one unified Body to take back the counterfeits Satan has stolen. I fall to my knees asking You to return our lost family members to their rightful places and to restore those in ministry who have been burned out.
Recognizing all of this is only because of the majesty of our King, I choose this day to take my stand wherever it is You choose to place me. I take up my cross and obey the call of Your heart today. I look ahead to the future of unlimited possibilities You have laid before me, and I rejoice -- along with all the angels and saints -- at the awesome majesty of the King who leads us out into battle. I truly do see You this morning seated on Your horse -- the Lord of Hosts.
Lord, I cry out for Your mercy and grace. I cry out asking You to help your kids to not just brush by where You are working and overlook Your awesome Presence, but instead to stop and consider all that You have to show them. Expand our perception of Your nature and character so we can see You as You truly are. You are overwhelmingly awesome and You desire to share Your nature with us. Help us to be alert to Your call and attentive to Your commands. When we fail to stop and listen, remind us that we are as close to You as we want to be.
As Your Word tells us, all things were made through You, and for You, and in You all things will be summed up. We are growing each day closer to You, and we are being changed into Your image. Set Your kids on fire with a contagious passion for our King that ignites dying souls. If our spiritual lives have become shallow or distorted, I ask You to change us. Help us to see You as You truly are and to take our fears and anxieties and lay then down, nailing them to Your Cross.
Even though we may be in a battle right now Lord, I know You are setting our feet on the path to victory. I am not afraid of the battle because I know I do not battle on my own strength. Thank You for the wonderful men and women of God You have placed in my life to journey with. They are true treasures, and they hold me accountable and help me to keep on, keeping on. Tear down the walls that separate us from each other Lord, and through Your Holy Spirit, knit us together so we form a canopy of Your reflected glory so bright that it cannot be denied.
I humble myself in Your Presence and shout out praises to my King, who in the greatness of His Nature makes all things possible for His kids. No one is more worthy and no one else is the truth that sets us free. You alone are worthy and You alone hold the sun, moon, and stars in Your hand. I am in awe! May all we do this day bring You the glory and honor You deserve to the praise of Your Holy Name!Adoration Prayer – Making it Personal
Reflect: Remembering that we only see in part, it is a humbling experience when we begin to get a glimpse of our Risen King. As we look at the evidence of His creation, as we see His reflected glory in the lives of other believers, we should begin to develop a hunger and a passion for Him that causes us to worship and honor Him with our lives. He alone is the ONLY One worthy of praise and honor. To the degree you recognize Him -- His nature and character and His passionate love for you -- you will reflect Him. I would encourage you to find a way to get away with God this week end and engage Him in conversation -- beginning with praise and worship, and an acknowledgement of all He has already done for you. Spend some time listening and journaling your impressions.