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.
Lord, we humbly ask that you would hear our prayer.
We thank you for being a merciful God who hears our pleas.
Please hear our pleas for help and mercy.
Thank you for being our faithful God who answers our prayers according to your righteousness.
Lord, we ask that you would stir our souls to meditate on your deeds.
Stir our hearts to ponder the works of your hands.
Your works of faithfulness. Your work of salvation.
When our spirits faint we can stretch out our hands to you.
When our hearts are distressed and we’re despairing, we can approach you.
Too often, our souls have too little thirst for you.
Give us that thirst, that we would be like a parched land.
And then satisfy our thirst for you.
We trust you, Lord.
Continue to provide refuge and deliverance for your people.
Continue to teach us your will—to follow your Son as His disciples.
We ask that the Spirit would lead us in forsaking sin.
Equip us to live as your servants, obedient to your Word, going the way we should go.
Continue to show us your love.
And we ask that you would help us live faithfully as your humble servants.
Help us to live for you alone.