Sanctifying the Day — For a God who Hears
A Call to Worship — For a God Who Hears.
“Our God will drive his enemies
as wax melts before a fire.
He is a Father of the fatherless and
and a protector of widows.
For from of old no one has heard
or perceived by ear,
no eye has seen a God like ours,
who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.
So let us rise and live fearlessly
as we serve the world
for the glory of Christ.”
cf. Psalm 68:2, 5; Isaiah 64:4-5
A Mid-Day Prayer for Revival
“Lord, as I pause this afternoon
and remind my heart to seek Your face
I ask You for two things.
Would You focus my heart so that I see more,
so I would understand more of Your will?
But Lord, would You also soften my heart?
Would You make my heart eager to do Your will?
Make me leap like a child on the first day
of summer break.
Make me thrill to Your voice
and jump to do Your bidding.
Would You do that Lord?
Please, do that Lord God,
that my life my heart, and my mouth, and my actions
would all proclaim the excellencies of who You are
and what You have done!”
A Benediction to Sanctify the Night
“And now the day is done.
So let us turn to our rest,
but not before we acknowledge
that Christ is by highest heaven adored.
and our most appropriate response
is to follow the lead of the heavenly host.
The Righteous One is our Everlasting Lord.
He is the Prince of Peace and the Sun of Righteousness.
May He, our King, fill our thoughts
with the knowledge of His will
through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
And may we rise by morning light
to sing His praises again.”
Cf. Colossians 1:9
Adapted from Hark the Herald Angels Sing
(Charles Wesley, 1707-1788)