A Liturgy to Sanctify the Day
A Call to Worship as We Greet the Day
“We have heard with our ears,
Our fathers have told us
The work that God did in their days,
In the days of old.
How with His own hand He drove out the nations
before His people Israel;
for by Isarel’s sword they did not possess the land,
and their own arm did not save them,
and neither will we conquer this day
without His sustaining hand.
So, as the sun rises on this morning,
may your heart rise in worship
and may your spirit acknowledge His hand,
and may you trust Him who will fight this day for you.”
Cf. Psalm 44:1-3
A Mid-Day Prayer for Revival
“Lord, one of our greatest sins is unbelief in You,
but we commit it every day.
We doubt Your love,
we second-guess Your care,
we fail to trust You or even ask You to bring about revival.
We tolerate sin in ourselves, and rather than confess it to You
and rid ourselves of our entanglements and sin,
we live with them and even nourish them.
We live sub-biblical lives of weak faith
and muted witness and fail to give You our all.
Forgive us O God, and draw out true repentance from us.
Make us men and women who desire You and Your will
above anything else we might gain and make us a people
bold and compassionate for You.”
Cf. Matt. 13:58; Rom. 11:20-23; 2 Tim. 2:4; Heb. 12:1
A Benediction to Sanctify the Night
“The day is done.
Your work is done.
The hours of this day are past.
Now, by the design of God,
your body craves the recuperative power of sleep.
May your rest this night produce such refeshment
that you rise from your bed
with such bright eyes and firm purpose
that joy accompanies every step you take.
And may tomorrow bring new joys to your spirit
as you serve the Risen One and His Kingdom.”
cf. Deuteronomy 6:4-8; 1 Timothy 4:6
Encourage a friend. Pass it on.
Trust Him with every challenge today. He will fight for you.