Prayers For Worship October 2018

October 7, 2018
Let us come to the Father,
for we are the family of God,
born by His Power,
regenerated by His Spirit,
and gathered at His invitation.

Penitential Prayer
Forgive us if our lives together as natural families
and as a church family have nor been what they
could have been.

Perhaps we have been quarreling.
Perhaps we have harbored ill feeling,
bitterness, and resentment.
Perhaps we have used each other to accomplish our own purposes.
Perhaps we have been competing with each other instead of working together.
Perhaps we have been jealous of each other’s successes.
Perhaps we have been insensitive to each
other’s hurts.

Forgive us, Lord, if we have in any way behaved in a way unbecoming to the family of God.

Go forth from this, your Father’s house,
to do your Father’s Will,
to embody your Father’s Love,
to proclaim your Father’s welcome.

October 14, 2018
Come, let us follow Christ,
for He is the perfect example.

Penitential Prayer
Father, we confess that we allow many things to stunt our dedication.

Sometimes we allow greed to stifle our generosity,
and social pressure to paralyze our witness,
and busyness to snuff out our prayers,
and laziness to hinder our worship,
and love of ease to discourage our service,
and pride to paralyze our confession,
and self-centeredness to freeze our compassion.

Whatever it is, Lord, that is keeping us from making progress, may we leave it behind and follow You.

Where God leads, let us follow.
Where He proclaims, let us believe.
Where He requires, let us do.

October 21, 2018
As the Christ served,
let us serve.
As the Christ sacrificed,
let us sacrifice.
For in such lies the secret
of true greatness.

Penitential Prayer
Forgive us, Lord, not only for doing the wrong things but also for doing the right things for the wrong reasons.

We confess that sometimes we have done good things to gain recognition and esteem.

Our giving has sometimes been adulterated by the desire to receive honor.

Our service has sometimes been prompted by a need for recognition.

Our loving has sometimes been performed

Our worship has sometimes been motivated by the thought of what other people will say.

Our morality has sometimes been prompted more by the fear of discovery than by a yearning for righteousness.

Give us, Lord, not only the right actions but the right motives as well.

You who can give,
give generously.
You who can listen,
listen sympathetically.
You who can heal,
heal gladly.
You who can help,
help lovingly.

October 28, 2018
What are the facts of life?
What is the meaning of death?
What are we made to do?
What are we here to do?
Why are we so confused?

Let us sit at our Savior’s feet, and listen.

Penitential Prayer
Lord, we confess that we have been ….
distracted from Your saving Word by the
babble of conflicting philosophies and ideals
distracted from Your warnings against choosing
a lifestyle dedicated to money and things

distracted from obeying Your command to love
one another

distracted from following Your example by the
politics of fear and division

Lord, for our refusal to acknowledge our dependence upon You for the meaning of our lives and our way of life, we ask Your merciful forgiveness.

Having been attentive to Jesus’ Word,
we must go now as a People who are
mindful of His warnings,
obedient to His commands.
inspired by His example.

We must go as a People who live in imitation
of His Life of loving service. These are the facts
of Christian life. These are the things we need to
do in order to give meaning to our life — and death.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top
Sign up to get our Free
"Preachers Welcome Package" eBook
(Plus, a few more FREEBIES)