Sunday Prayers

O Lord, you are a great and awesome God! You always fulfill your covenant and keep your promises of unfailing love to those who love you and obey your commands. But we have sinned and done wrong. We have rebelled against you and scorned your commands and regulations. We have refused to listen to your servants, the prophets, who spoke on your authority to our kings and princes and ancestors and to all the people of the land. Lord, you are in the right; but as you see, our faces are covered with shame. This is true of all of us, including the people of Judah and Jerusalem and all Israel, scattered near and far, wherever you have driven us because of our disloyalty to you. O Lord, we and our kings, princes, and ancestors are covered with shame because we have sinned against you. But the Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him. —Daniel’s Prayer (Daniel 9:4-9)

I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. —Apostle Paul’s Prayer (Ephesians 1:16b-21)

God, you are gracious and merciful to hear the prayers of all your saints. We stand in awe of your goodness and loving kindness towards us. We repent of our prayerlessness because of unbelief, prideful self-reliance and guilt because of disobedience and because of worshipping other things. Help us to always look to you and to ask you with faith, to lament and to rejoice with gratitude, to intercede and to pray the requests of others. Help us persevere and to be patient in waiting upon you to answer our prayers. We yield our lives to you as servants in your kingdom. May we always be praying “your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Amen. (My Prayer)