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.
Our Merciful Lord, we come before you with praise and petition.
We humbly ask that you would hear our pleas and accept our worship.
There are some today who may be troubled, whose spirits are overwhelmed.
You know our troubles.
All of us experience trouble we would desire to escape from.
And you, in your perfect knowledge, you know our paths.
You know what each of us are experiencing.
You know what weighs on our hearts.
Even when it seems no one else cares, you know. You care.
So we acknowledge your wonderful name for bringing us through difficulties and trials.
Thank you for hearing our prayers, our entreaties, our urgent requests.
Increase our faith to trust your good hand in the present and in the future.
Thank you for how you have worked in the past, how you have worked in our hearts, and how you have worked in our lives.
We acknowledge your wonderful name for bringing our condemned souls out of prison.
You cared for our souls and you heard our pleas for salvation. You rescued us from sin.
Your Son lowered Himself. We praise Him for lowering Himself to deliver us.
What a wonderful work you have done for us in Christ.
And you can rescue us from any difficulty or opposition that seems too strong for us to endure.
You are our refuge.
You deal so bountifully with us.
And we know you will continue to deal bountifully with the righteous, from now into eternity.
We give you all praise and all glory.
Direct our hearts towards you in this time of worship.
We ask this in the wonderful name of Jesus, your Son,