Father, we are trusting You to bring Revival, Renewal and Awakening to OMPC. In the Scriptures, at many times, You brought Revival and Renewal and Awakening to Your people Israel. At Pentecost, Your poured out Your Spirit in such a way that people spoke Your Word with boldness, the lost were won to Christ and Your people were empowered to love one another in such a way that the world knew You were real. Throughout church history, You have brought season of Revival, Renewal and Awakening to Your Church. Even in our nation in the 1700’s and 1800’s You brought two Great Awakenings. Lord, do it again in our day! Cause Your people to repent of our sin; cause us to hear Your Song of Love over us; cause us to love You more in response to Your love for us.
Day 5 – Prayer of Repentance and Confession
“If I regard wickedness in my heart, the Lord will not hear me” Psalm 66:18
Heavenly Father, we confess that we are all sinners. Left to ourselves we are selfish, prideful, lustful and rebellious in every way. We often feel like Isaiah when he saw You and said, “Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips…” Or as Peter when he fell down at the Savior’s feet pleading, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, oh Lord!” Thank you Lord for Your wonderful grace offered to all people who will come before You in repentance and faith. Thank you Lord for Your love and patience with us and we ask “though our sins are as scarlet, they shall be white as snow white as snow”.
Heavenly Father may our students know you as the great provider. That all good things come down from you the Father of Heavenly lights. May they grow in their thankfulness for your provisions in their lives. I pray that they will see how much care you have for those you love and that you desire to provide for their every need. Show them your grace and mercy and give them the courage and strength to walk in humble reliance upon you.
Merciful Lord: Grant that we as Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church more and more fulfill the truth of Galatians 6:10 to intentionally, tangibly, and wisely show Your mercy to people within our church and to those in the community. In Christ’s compassionate Name. Amen.
We pray for OMPC students away at college – and for our campus ministries. We pray for our local campus minsters, Tom Franklin – RUF/BSC, Adam Venable – RUF/UAB, and Walt Davis – RUF/Samford.
We pray too for Wes Simmons & Matthew DeLong at Auburn, Stewart Swain at Alabama, Raul Pacheco at Troy, Daniel Hightower at Jacksonville State, Scott Wells at Covenant, and interns Doug Heen/Vanderbilt, Abigail McNabb/Texas and Russell Hancock/Stanford.
Father, we are grateful for the impact that Westminster has in the lives of so many families and children. We pray for the teachers and staff that they would model a grace filled life to these children that they might grow and mature to become men and women who embrace and live out their faith wherever you call them in the world.
Father we pray for impact in the families of OMPC, our neighbors and our community as Your Spirit works in each of us through our gifts and acts of service. Would you bring us together more regularly on Sunday mornings for worship? And as we enter the building, would we sense distractions being removed, Your spirit leading us in worship, Your Word moving in us in power and authority, and Your transforming power sending us out into our jobs, our homes, our schools, and our community to be agents of transformation. For Your glory.
God, from the beginning you have been moving out on mission to create and redeem a people for yourself. You have delivered us from darkness and brought us into light and now you call us to move out on mission. We pray that our Life Groups would not fall prey to the temptation of turning inward. There is great beauty in the way we can love and care for one another, but don’t allow us to stop there. Send the Holy Spirit to move us outward to a world that desperately needs what we experience together.
Some of us are weary of our own sin—we really need to see your redeeming grace at work in our hearts. We are weary to bear spiritual fruit (love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self-control). Some days, our hearts just feel barren. But, we know the same Spirit who raised you from the dead lives in us. And He is a fruit Giver. Oh, Holy Spirit, help us to see you! And we know that the Word of God—YOU, Lord Jesus, you are the seed. Father God, rain down Living Water on us, and bring us the hope of harvest! Triune God, teach us to waltz.
God we pray that our children would find true joy, peace and contentment only in your presence. We are too often consumed with the things of this world, but we long for our children to be kingdom focused with a eternal perspective. God place our children’s hope solely in you. Let them not put their confidence in man or things of this world that will pass away, but only in their savior who gives life and true joy.
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” - Colossians 3:2
Posted: 8.29.2017 in Church Wide Share: