30 Day Prayer Guide | Day 07

Redemption AZ / March 28, 2020

MORNING PRAYER

SILENCE [2 min]
Silence, stillness, and centering before the God of our salvation.

THE PSALM
We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds. “At the set time that I appoint I will judge with equity… I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’ and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horn; do not lift up your horn on high, or speak with haughty neck.’” For not from the east or from the west and not from the wilderness comes lifting up, but it is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another. For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup with foaming wine, well mixed, and he pours out from it, and all the wicked of the earth shall drain it down to the dregs. But I will declare it forever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
Psalms 75:1-2,4-9

MORNING HYMN
I will sing of my Redeemer and his wondrous love to me;
on the cruel cross he suered, from the curse to set me free.
Sing, O sing of my Redeemer! With his blood he purchased me;
on the cross he sealed my pardon, paid the debt, and made me free. I will tell the wondrous story, how my lost estate to save,
in his boundless love and mercy, he the ransom freely gave.
I will praise my dear Redeemer, his triumphant power I’ll tell: how the victory he gives me over sin and death and hell.
I will sing of my Redeemer and his heavenly love for me;
he from death to life has brought me, Son of God, with him to be. Sing, O sing of my Redeemer! With his blood he purchased me;
on the cross he sealed my pardon, paid the debt, and made me free.

Phillip P. Bliss, 1876

MEDITATIVE PRAYER
You said, O my Christ, “Whoever believes in Me shall live and never die.”If then, faith in You saves the lost, then save me…
O Lord, from now on let me love You as intensely as I have loved sin.”  John Chrysostom, 4th Century

PROMPTED PRAYER

  • For growth in holiness
  • For racial justice, equity, and reconciliation
  • For those who care for creation

EVENING PRAYER

SILENCE [2 min]
Silence, stillness, and centering before the God of our salvation.

THE PSALM
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Psalms 23:1–6

CONFESSION & ASSURANCE
God, you truly are the very best thing for me. I will never be in want as long as you’re with me. Forgive me when I don’t feel I need anything from you or when I’m running. I’m so tired.

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Matthew 11:28-30

NEW TESTAMENT READING
Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
Romans 3:19–24

MEDITATIVE PRAYER
Here dies another day 
During which I have had eyes, ears, hands,
And the great world around me;
And with tomorrow begins another.
Why am I allowed two?
G.K. Chesterton, 20th Century

THE BENEDICTION
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
James 4:10

SILENCE [2 min]
Silence and stillness, as God has the last word to finish the day. He labors while you sleep.