TUESDAY PRAYER - July 5


We gather to pray for direction, revival, and renewal in our personal prayer lives, 

our church and the world around us. 

Schedule

12:05-12:20 - Part I: Worship & Intercession

12:20-12:35 - Part II: Praying the Psalms

12:35-12:50 - Part III: Praying for Our Church, Our Neighborhood, or The World


If we finish a section early we will wait until the start time for the next section in case someone is only able to join for that part. 

PART I: WORSHIP & 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.

  • Worthy of every song we could ever sing
    Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
    Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
    We live for you
    Oh, we live for you


    Jesus, the Name above every other name
    Jesus, the only One who could ever save (worthy...)
    Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe
    We live for you


    Holy, there is no one like You
    There is none beside You
    Open up my eyes in wonder
    Show me who You are and fill me
    With Your heart and lead me
    In your love to those around me


    Jesus, the Name above every other name
    Jesus, the only One who could ever save
    Worthy of every breathe we could ever breathe
    We live for You,
    Oh! We live for for You


    Holy, there is no one like You
    There is none beside You
    Open up my eyes in wonder
    Show me who You are and fill me
    With Your heart and lead me
    In your love to those around me


    I will build my life upon Your love
    It is a firm foundation
    I will put my trust in You alone
    And I will not be shaken


  • Pray for Toni Glenn and her sweet family.  

    We celebrate Toni and the gift she is to Mercy Hill - all of the ways she serves and gives. 

    Pray for the summer to be restful and rejuvenating for Toni. 

    Pray for her BSF ministry and all of the work she does. 

    Pray for her in the new projects she is working on at Mercy Hill. 

    Pray for her house group- this summer and into fall with new transitions. 

    Pray God's blessings over their family. 

PArT II: 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 119: 49-64


Zayin


49 Remember your promise to me;

it is my only hope.

50 Your promise revives me;

it comforts me in all my troubles.

51 The proud hold me in utter contempt,

but I do not turn away from your instructions.

52 I meditate on your age-old regulations;

O Lord, they comfort me.

53 I become furious with the wicked,

because they reject your instructions.

54 Your decrees have been the theme of my songs

wherever I have lived.

55 I reflect at night on who you are, O Lord;

therefore, I obey your instructions.

56 This is how I spend my life:

obeying your commandments.


Heth


57 Lord, you are mine!

I promise to obey your words!

58 With all my heart I want your blessings.

Be merciful as you promised.

59 I pondered the direction of my life,

and I turned to follow your laws.

60 I will hurry, without delay,

to obey your commands.

61 Evil people try to drag me into sin,

but I am firmly anchored to your instructions.

62 I rise at midnight to thank you

for your just regulations.

63 I am a friend to anyone who fears you—

 anyone who obeys your commandments.

64 O Lord, your unfailing love fills the earth;

teach me your decrees.

PART III: PRAYING FOR OUR CHURCH, OUR NEIGHBORHOOD*, OR THE WORLD

*WE THINK OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AS OUR PHYSICAL NEIGHBORHOODS, THE PLACES WE PLAY, LEARN, AND WORK AND THE LARGER METRO AREA

PRAYING FOR OUR CHURCH

Reel Hope / Adoptive Families


Pray for the reboot of the "Chosen" Adoption/Foster group in the Aspen Grove

Pray for Reel Hope and all they pursue

Pray for families who have adopted in our church network

Pray for more children to be fostered and adopted

(John, any other updates or prayer requests to add to this from the team?)