Prayer Day Service @ 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2016 FRC Calgary
Welcome to this Prayer service where we worship God and call upon His Name. Tonight, we come together in Christian worship especially also to ask for God’s continued mercies and tender care over us for body and soul as we move into the Spring and Summer of another year. May God bless each and all of us that we live in humble daily dependency upon the Lord with a God-glorifying focus in all our ways and all our needs.
Thought to reflect on:
“God is glorified when He is seen clearly to be the giver of what we asked for in prayer….He is glorified by the faith we put in Him to ask for things. He is glorified when we learn to recognize that every good gift comes from God the Father [above, in His mercy and love. See James 1:18!]….God doesn’t need prayer, but He uses prayer just like He uses other means. He uses rain to grow the crops, sun to warm the earth, and food to strengthen the body. So why can’t God choose our prayers to do His sovereign work?” K. DeYoung
Prayer Day worship service
Welcome by Elder of service
Singing before the service: Psalter 431:4,6 –followed by silent prayer
Votum & Salutation (Opening prayer of dependence on God & God’s gracious greeting to us)
Singing Psalter 171
Scripture: Isaiah 64 & I Timothy 2:1-8
Confession of faith: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 10—p. 38 in back of Psalter
Prayer for God’s blessing on His word and for His Spirit to lead us in true prayer
Singing: Psalter 313
Sermon on I Timothy 2:1-6
Theme: “Paul’s Helpful Call to Prayer!” Considering: its earnestness, explanation, emphasis, and encouragement!
Song of Response: Psalter 30
–For the LORD’S church including our congregation, its spiritual wellbeing and growth, and its Christian witness – Elder
Singing: Psalter 176:1,3
–For God’s blessing on all our work and for each person and family – Deacon
Singing Psalter 360:1,4,5
–For God’s provision for Christian churches and ministries, and cheerful giving for His cause – Deacon
Singing Psalter 174:2,4
–For our children and their education, for the nations and our government leaders, for the coming of His kingdom over all–Pastor Hans Overduin
Concluding with praying the Lord’s Prayer all together:
“Our Father Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Your Name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Singing: Psalter 195
Doxology: Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!