WEEKLY PRAYER, FEB 5-11


in different ways throughout the week We gather to pray for direction, revival, and renewal

in our personal prayer lives, our church and the world around us. 

Part 1: Praying Inside Out

Part 2: Worship

Part 3: Intercession

Part 4: Praying the Psalms

PART 1: PRAYING INSIDE OUT

On Sunday mornings we gather at 9:40am to pray inside out as a community.

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  • Pray for our littlest ones at Mercy Hill - babies - 5 year olds in the EC department

    Pray for their families as well - that Mercy Hill is a place they feel connected and empowered

    Pray for our EC families to spur one another on in the work of parenting and encourage one another

  • Pray for the City of Minnetonka

    Pray more people in this city come to know Christ

    Pray for a movement of the Holy Spirit within the local neighborhoods

    Pray a blessing over Minnetonka

  • Looking for more clarity here - would this be a place to pray for one of our local partners? 

  • Pray for a current event situation

  • Togo

    Pray for 190,000 disciples from 10 unreached people groups in Togo & Benin in 10 years

    Pray for 100 churches by 2025

    Pray for God to create a gospel movement among every least-reached people group – in our generation

PART 2: WORSHIP


  • Gathered at the highest throneWelcomed by a melodyAnthem I have always knownA song that's always been in me

    All glory and honor, dominion and power, to You

    A million angels fallFace down on the floorAll to echo Holy is the LordMy heart can't help but singWith all of Heaven roarForever echo Holy is the Lord

    Memorized by every heartWritten in eternityEvery lifted voice a partIs joining in the symphony

    All glory and honor, dominion and power, to You alone, God, ohAll wisdom and wonder, belongs to no other, but You, oh

    A million angels fallFace down on the floorAll to echo Holy is the LordMy heart can't help but singWith all of Heaven roarForever echo Holy is the Lord

    We echo HolyHe is the LordWe echo HolyWe echo Holy, yeah

    A million angels fallFace down on the floorAll to echo Holy is the LordMy heart can't help but singWith all of Heaven roarForever echo Holy is the Lord

    Oh, ohForever echo Holy is the LordOh, ohForever echo Holy is the Lord

PART 3: INTERCESSION*


*intercession  is a fancy and cool word that DESCRIBES a standing in the gap AND a stepping in on somebody else's behalf

through prayer. (If you would like to be prayed for like this by our entire community message JUSTIE)

  • Pray for this family to get connected at Mercy Hill

    Pray for their spiritual health and growth

    Pray for God's blessing and provision in their lives

PArT 4: PRAYING THE PSALMS

Abbreviated and Adapted Introduction to the Psalms by Eugene Peterson

Most Christians for most of the Christian centuries have learned to pray by praying the Psalms. The Psalms are a prayer book that gives us language adequate for responding to the God who speaks to us. The Psalms teach us to pray by giving voice to the entire experience of being human, both honestly and thoroughly. 


The Psalms in their original language are earthy and rough. They are the utterances of men and women passionate for God in moments of anger and praise and lament. Modern english translations can miss something of that. 


In selecting the New Living Translation for our prayer exercise we are hoping to use a translation of the Psalms that show off the immense range and the terrific energies of prayer in the kind of language that is more immediate to the way we speak and think now. Just like the Psalms were originally written in a language and style that was common, understandable, and even raw and emotionally charged to its authors and readers. 


Only as we develop raw honesty and detailed thoroughness in our prayer do we become whole, truly human in Jesus Christ, who also prayed the Psalms. 


Full Introduction to the Psalms



Psalm 103:1-12

A psalm of David.

1 Let all that I am praise the Lord;
with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
2 Let all that I am praise the Lord;
may I never forget the good things he does for me.
3 He forgives all my sins
and heals all my diseases.
4 He redeems me from death
and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
5 He fills my life with good things.
My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!

6 The Lord gives righteousness
 and justice to all who are treated unfairly.

7 He revealed his character to Moses

and his deeds to the people of Israel.

8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful,

slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.


9 He will not constantly accuse us

nor remain angry forever.

10 He does not punish us for all our sins;

he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.

11 For his unfailing love toward those who fear him

is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.

12 He has removed our sins as far from us

as the east is from the west.