Because We Love the Lord . . .

Sanctifying the Day —

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A Morning Call to Worship

“Because we love the Lord, our heart cries out,
all that is within us cries out,
‘Bless His holy name!’
We don’t forget all His benefits;
we don’t forget His forgiveness of all our sin;
we don’t forget that He has redeemed us from the pit,
and how He satisfies us with good
so that our youth is renewed.
Therefore, we rise to serve a good God
expecting good things this day from His hand.”

cf. Psalm 103:1-6

A Mid-Day Prayer for Revival

“Merciful LORD,
Pardon all my sins of this day, week, year,
all the sins of my life,
sins of early, middle, and advanced years,
of omission and commission,
of morose, peevish and angry tempers,
of lip, life and walk,
of hard-hearted, unbelief, presumption, and pride,
of unfaithfulness to the souls of men,
of want of bold decision in the cause of my Savior,
of deficiency in outspoken zeal for Your glory,
of bringing dishonour upon Thy great name,
of deception, injusticce, untruthfulness in my dealings with others,
of impurity in thought, word and deed,
of covetousness, which is idolatry,
of substance unduly hoarded, improvidently squandered,
not consecrated to the glory of Thee, the great Giver;
sins in private and in the family,
in study of Thy word and the neglect of it,
in prayer irreverently offered and coldly withheld,
in time misspent,
in yielding to Satan’s wiles,
in opening my heart to his temptations,
in quenching Your Holy Spirit;
sins against light and knowledge,
against conscience and the restraints of Your Spirit,
against the law of eternal love.
Pardon all my sins, known and unknown to me,
felt and unfelt,
confessed and not confessed,
remembered or forgotten.
Good Lord, hear;
and hearing, forgive.”

cf. The Valley of Vision: A Collection of
Puritan Prayers and Devotions, 158-159,
Edited by Arthur Bennett

An Evening Benediction on the Day

“May the glory of the LORD endure forever,
may the LORD rejoice in all His works.
May all the people of the earth bow in worship,
for the LORD is filled with power.
And so, let us sing to the LORD this night,
and take our rest in joy,
and may all our meditations be pleasing to Him
as we remember Him upon our beds.”

cf. Psalm 104:31-35

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