Worship Prayers – Insights from God’s Word
The Lord reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment. He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice. The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. Sing praises to the Lord, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done. For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cry of the afflicted. - Psalm 9:7-12
Worship Prayers – God’s Holiness
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I am trembling this morning as I take pen to paper. It is not a trembling of fear but rather that of anticipation. My heart is pounding with excitement at the very Presence of my King in this place and at the realization of Your desire to draw Your people to Yourself. You are getting us to the place where we can listen and hear You speak to us -- for the purpose of mobilizing the army of God.
I am in awe today that in the brief span of just a few minutes alone with my God, You have helped me to see more clearly the magnitude of what You are doing right now -- and even more importantly the magnitude of what You are about to do in the coming days.
Lord, I often look up into Your Face and sense the great love You have for Your people -- and I cherish these moments. But today, I am looking into the Face of my Warrior King -- The Lord of Hosts -- and I bow my head. There is no fear in my heart -- only a reverent realization that our God is indeed an awesome God. and that His glory is about to be revealed on the earth through the release of the mightiest army of believers the world has ever seen. I am trembling at the thought that our great King -- who is about to awaken His sleeping church -- would choose to share this with me and with all who receive this prayer.
In this moment I am on my knees asking You, Lord, to look into the deepest parts of me where my secret bindings lie, and reveal them to me. As I seek Your knowledge, I also seek Your forgiveness. Beyond any doubt I know that it is only through grace that I have arrived at this very key place in my walk with You. As I confess my sins now and repent, (please pause now and do the same if you are praying this prayer) You are releasing in me a fresh, new awareness of where we are in the history of the world and how that should be impacting not just my life and the lives of all those who pray this prayer, but also the hearts of the sleeping, lukewarm Body of Christ.
You are about to awaken a sleeping giant -- the Body of Christ. You are about to give Your body of believers their marching orders and over the coming months and years, we are about to see revealed amazing things that we could never have possibly imagined when we were sleeping. It is clearly time now to begin preparing. Thank You, Lord, for Your Body because it is within each newly awakened church that we will see all the parts coming together in this great effort for Christ. Thank You for the reminder that NOW is the time to get ready -- NOW is the time to be in prayer regularly seeking to know and understand God and His ways little better. NOW is the time to understand that we can listen and hear our God speak into our lives and hearts. NOW is the time to develop the spiritual discipline we will need for what is coming.
Thank You for Your promises which clearly tell us that those who are faithful to Your call will be given all the wisdom, knowledge and strength they need to accomplish what they are called to do. Turn our hearts away from our own selfish desires and re-focus Your Body with a pure and holy motivation that helps them to see clearly. Protect Your Body from the slings and arrows of Satan as he surely recognizes the emerging Body of Christ that will no longer be a sleeping, lukewarm church, but will now become a "Force of God" that will not be defeated.
It is indeed all about You, my King. Now I humbly ask You to bless all who pray this prayer with the touch of Your Holy Spirit gently speaking to them with whatever message You have to send. Help them to be open and receptive to Your "still small voice" and create in them a hunger to know You better and to serve in this newly emerging army of our Most Holy, High God. To You -- Our lord of Hosts -- be all the honor and glory!
Worship Prayers – Making it Personal
Reflect: Our God is a God of immense power and strength. We need to recognize He is the Lord of Hosts and we need to be aware that He is calling His Body to awaken from their slumber and get ready for His call. I would encourage you to spend some quiet time with Him this week where you will not be interrupted. Keep a pad of paper at hand and write down any impressions your receive. Tuck this away somewhere safe. There will be a time when the impressions you receive today will be brought into a clearer focus. Also, this should become a habit as you grow closer and closer to Him. Ask the Holy Spirit before you start to help you hear with His ears, see with His eyes, and think with His mind. The goal is the mind and nature of Christ in us functioning daily in our places of service to the Lord.