21 Days of Prayer – Day 2



21 Days of Prayer and Fasting - Day 2

Heavenly Father,

We thank you for Your love and mercy. You tell us in Your Word that Your mercies are new every morning. Truly, we need Your mercies every day.

Lord, I ask for Your mercy, now. I have looked to the wisdom of the world rather than Your wisdom. I have sinned against You and against others.

(take a moment to reflect on the past day and confess your sins)

I am sorry for my sins and ask for Your forgiveness.

Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And 
forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.

Amen

Prayer of the Day:

Heavenly Father,

I thank You for Your Word. Your Word gives me life. Your Word guides my life. Your Word draws me closer to You and conforms me to Your will.

You say that man does not live by bread alone, but by every Word that comes from mouth of God. Just as I eat every day, help me to faithfully spend time in Your Word every day.

Be with all those who gather to worship at Faith Lutheran Church. Draw them to Your Word. As You do this, strengthen us in our bodies and our faith. Help us to become more like You and to shine Your light into the world around us.

Amen

The Psalms:

The Psalms have long been considered the prayer book of the Bible and have been used as prayers by countless Christians over the centuries. So, we join them in this practice and pray a Psalm.

Psalm 1

Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.

Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff
    that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

Luther’s Morning Prayer:

I thank you, my Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Luther’s Evening Prayer:

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray You to forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen.

 

In Christ’s Service,

Pastor Kurt

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