Our Advent Prayer--Lord, Help Us Always to Be Prepared for Jesus' Second Coming!

Dec 5, 2004
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Judgment
Hymns: 704; 75; 62; 315; 61
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, our heavenly Father, we come before You this day to confess our sins, to hear a message from Your word, to sing Your praises, to lay before You our prayers and petitions, and to partake of Your sacrament. Watch over and bless us as we worship. Assure us of our forgiveness by Your divine grace, instill within our hearts a better understanding of Your will, and move us to follow You with faithfulness as we await the return of Your dear Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 85

First Reading: 

Deuteronomy 18:15-22

God sent His Son Jesus into this world to be His Prophet and to reveal to us His eternal truths. As we await Jesus’ second coming, let us listen to His truths, while avoiding the many false prophets in this world who would mislead us!

Second Reading: 

2 Timothy 3:10-17

The Bible is the inspired word of God, which the Spirit uses to bring us salvation. It equips us thoroughly for every good work and enables us to overcome the challenges of the world as we await Jesus’ second coming.