Improving Our Prayer-Life!

Sep 25, 2005
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Prayer
Hymns: 745; 454; 798
Pre-Service Prayer:

Lord God, our dear Savior and Redeemer—we come before You this day to hear Your word, to sing Your praises, and to offer our prayers to You. Please watch over and guide our worship today. Open our minds to Your truths, open our lips to praise Your name, fill our hearts with gratitude and wisdom so that we might properly thank You for Your many blessings and lay before You our concerns and needs. Yes, bless us with Your presence this day. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 66

First Reading: 

Ezekiel 3:16b-21

God wants all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of His truth! He made Ezekiel "a watchman" over His Old Testament people to proclaim His truths to unbelievers and believers alike. We have been called upon to be God’s "witnesses" (cf. Acts 1:8) proclaiming His truths to the people of our New Testament era. Let us do so faithfully, for the salvation of their souls as well as our own!

Second Reading: 

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5

Let us continue to pray! Let us pray for the spread of God’s word, for our brethren throughout the world, for protection from Satan and all who would harm us, for faithfulness and zeal, and finally, for a growing understanding and appreciation of God’s love and Jesus’ patience!