This is the latest in the series of corporate prayers for Sunday worship that I’m writing from the Psalms, working through them in reverse order.
O Lord, we call unto you and trust that you will hear us.
You are our help and our shield. We trust in you.
Our help comes from you, the Maker of heaven and earth.
We give you thanks for your help.
Let our prayer be counted as incense before you.
Let our prayer be counted as a pleasing offering to you.
It is our desire to approach and worship you with clean hands and a pure heart.
Forgive us for when we have murmured against you and spoken evil of others.
Lord, we ask that you would not allow our hearts to go after any evil thing.
Forgive us for when we busied ourselves with wicked activities.
We are so easily swayed by evil.
Set a guard over our mouths. Keep watch over the doors of our lips. Rescue us from lying lips and a deceitful tongue.
Not only from those who may oppose us in doing the work of Christ, but from our own bent to sin against you with our mouths.
Prevent us from doing evil, that we would not work iniquity.
Keep us from doing the evil deeds in line with our former deeds when we were your enemies.
Give us the desire to set our affections on you. Strengthen our will to obey you. Give us an unwavering faith to trust and follow you.
Our eyes are towards you as we seek refuge.
You are our Protector.
Without you, we are defenseless.
With you, we know that our souls are safe.
We dedicate this time to worshipping you.
Teach us. Use your Spirit in our hearts. Give us a deeper love and appreciation for Jesus.
And it’s in His name we pray.