weekly prayer guide
Prayer is vital to everything we do at Immanuel. In prayer, we do not simply ask for our needs to be met, but seek God's presence and ask Him to bring His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. ln prayer we enjoy time with God, knowing that he welcomes us as His beloved children.
Our Prayer Coordinator, Melissa Fischer, writes a weekly prayer guide, often related to the week's sermon text. Scroll down to view this week's guide, or to download a copy, click here.
Immanuel Church Weekly Prayer Guide
During the forty days of Lent, we’ll meditate each week on a passage that leads us into self-examination and repentance, so that we can more fully appreciate our need for a Savior and experience God’s gift of grace through the cross of Christ.
The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world and all who live in it;
for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.
Who may ascend the hill of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to an idol
or swear by what is false.
He will receive blessing from the Lord
and vindication from God his Savior.
Monday: Meditate on the statement that the earth and everything in it belong to God. Is this how you have been viewing and living in God’s earth?
Tuesday: In what ways does your behavior and your treatment of others reflect the truth that you and they belong to God? Ask God to help you see yourself and your actions truthfully.
Wednesday: Take time today to ponder God’s holiness and the thought of standing before him.
Thursday: Are your hands and heart pure and clean? Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you any ways you are in need of forgiveness and cleansing, and come before God in confession.
Friday: Ask God to show you and ways you trust or honor anything above him, then confess this, trusting in his grace and mercy.
Saturday: Thank Jesus our Savior for the vindication he has obtained for us through his death for our sins. Praise him and rejoice in the blessing of new life in him!