Prayer of AdorationQUESTION: Prayer of Adoration - Being GratefulANSWER:
Prayer of Adoration – Insights from God’s Word
Praise the Lord. I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the upright and I n the assembly. Great are the works of the Lord, they are pondered by all who delight in them. Glorious and majestic are His deeds, and His righteousness endures forever. - Psalm 111:1–3Prayer of Adoration - It's All About, You, Jesus
Prayer: My sweet Lord Jesus, You are glorious in Your Being and yet still approachable. Your great love and mercy, Your tender and compassionate heart toward all You have made, shines out of Your eyes. I sit here quietly in this place where I choose to worship you -- and I am in awe at the privilege. I look up at Your Face and the radiance of Your Presence is beyond description. You are real and You are in this place accepting my worship.
I am joined by a multitude of believers who are before You this day. They are expressing their love, and they choose to begin this day by worshipping You and surrendering their own agendas. They are picking up the crosses You give them with joy in their hearts. What an awesome company of believers I walk alongside. How grateful I am, my King, that You knew all along how much I would need the company of other believers to fulfill the purposes for which You created me -- and You provide them.
I stand in awe this morning at the very real knowledge that Your Body is awakening to Your trumpet call. How comforting it is to know that Your people are being put in their proper places, and that You are knitting together an army of believers who will cast out the darkness they encounter by the beauty and majesty of the glorious Spirit of God who dwells within each one.
I know, Jesus, that You never waste a hurt or a struggle, but rather use those hurts and struggles to strengthen Your weak ones -- if they will just surrender them to You. I praise You, Jesus, that I am privileged to walk in prayer with other brothers and sisters in Christ who are on the journey of their lifetimes. You provide divine appointments -- not just for me, but for them as well. Your Presence is felt, and many who are burdened and discouraged are released and set free to serve You, refreshed in their spirits, and refined in their repentance, and willing to listen to Your still, small voice.
I have so much to be grateful for, Jesus. I am thankful for leaders who are sensitive to Your heart and encourage me to fulfill my own purpose and provide a way for me to do that. I am grateful for a spouse who loves and supports me, and I am grateful above all else for the relationship I have with You. You are my sustaining power, and You keep me humble, and You reveal your ways to me. You shower me with grace and mercy, and You pave the path on which I walk with Your wisdom and power so I am able to persevere.
I close this prayer by asking for You to shower Your blessings on those with whom I serve. I pray You would draw them closer to the flame of Your passionate heart. I pray You would renew their commitment to serve by revealing Your secrets to them. I pray they will have a season of a fresh, new awareness of Your beauty and Your ways -- and that they will find they have a heart of worship that exceeds anything they ever thought possible. It is all about You Jesus -- and it is You I worship-- and You to whom I sing songs of praise.
You alone are worthy -- You alone are deserving of our praises! To You be all the honor and glory now and for all the rest of our days! AMEN!Prayer of Adoration – Making it Personal
Reflect: The devotion and love for our Lord is contagious, and any of us can catch the flame of His passion. He ignites us as one Body. We are to draw near to Him seeking to understand His purpose for our lives, all of it centered on worship to the only One worthy of worship. I would encourage you to find a way to spend some time this week in prayer and devotion to the King of Kings who truly has much to share with those who seek Him out.