Congregational Prayer for Direction

Confession of sin and our sinful paths up to this point

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

 7 Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.

 8 It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.

 (Pro 3:5-8 ESV)

Ask God to show us what is His will?

15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,

 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

 (Eph 5:15-17 ESV)

Ask God to change our heart concerning Worship and coming to worship

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD!” (Psa 122:1 ESV)

31 Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him. (Pro 14:31 ESV)

Ask God how He wants us to use the things he has entrusted to us

(Mat 24:42-1 ESV)

14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property.

 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away… 24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed,

 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’

 26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed?

 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest.

 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents.

 29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.

 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ (Mat 25:14-30 ESV)

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