Weds, Oct 6
Second Presbyterian Church + Portsmouth, OH
In this installment of PRAYER EXPERIMENTS, we embrace the spirit of magazines and Facebook quizzes to discover our "prayer types!" using quotes from goodreads.com about prayer.
Then we talk about the ACTS model of prayer: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication.
THEN we write a group ACTS prayer using the words of Psalm 19 as our inspiration.
Homework: write your own prayer to be used on Sunday as the "Prayers of the People!"
Here's the text of the prayer we wrote together using Psalm 19 as a guide:
We see the heavens telling of your glory in the dewdrop on the pine needle, the sun breaking through the trees, and the waves crashing on the sand - powerful and gentle.
Use your glory to powerfully clear our hidden faults; keep our hearts gentle, resisting the temptation to transgress against you.
The Law of the Lord revives our souls. We are grateful for all the ways you enlighten our eyes, and our hearts rejoice in your glory.
In our times of prayer and prayer experiments, let the words of our mouths and the prayers that we feel (that have no words), be acceptable to you, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer.
In Jesus' name, Amen.