Solomon’s Porch Prayer Book
Week of June 28th, 2020
Instructions: The Gospel of Christ opens up the Throne of God to us and makes it a place of welcome instead of a place of judgement. It is the believers distinct call and privilege to enter into the Sovereign King’s Court and commune with Him in His presence. As a disciple (one who orders their life around this reality in Christ) it is our call to worship the Father, through the Son, and in the Spirit. Worship is the center of our life and the fountain from which our whole life should flow.
- Set aside at least 30 minutes every day to commune with your heavenly Father.
- Take 8-10 minutes and read the Scripture you choose or one of the ones provided below. Read it as many times as you can in the 10 minute period.
- Take 8-10 minutes and sit before the Lord and listen…. bring your life before the Lord and let the Lord through the passage you just read search through your heart.
- Take 2-4 minutes and confess any sin that the Lord has shown you during this time. Pray the Corporate Prayer given below to close this time.
- Take 8-10 minutes and pray for others (make a list of people and needs on Sunday evenings)
Start out with 30 minutes, but look to increase to at least an hour over the course of your growth in grace. It’ll be hard at first, but eventually you’ll get to the place where you will not want to leave and an hour will not seem long enough.
Preparing our Heart
I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.” You have said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn to David my servant: ‘I will establish your offspring forever, and build your throne for all generations.’”
Based on Psalm 89:1-4
We come to sing of Your steadfast covenant love. It is displayed for all men to see in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. You are truly faithful to all generations. For you swore to give an heir to David, an heir so strong that He would establish an eternal kingdom and rule on the throne of Israel for ever. That King is Christ, who gave Himself in life and in death for His people. He alone has overcome death. He alone is seated at Your right hand. And He is coming again to judge the living and dead as we are taught in the Gospel. We look forward to that great day, the Day of Lord. Blessed be God and blessed be the Israel of God.
In Jesus Name, Amen
Hymns for this Week
Psalm 89:1-4 (sung to O God Our Help In Ages Past)
Blessed Assurance (Tune)
Jesus Lover Of My Soul (Tune)
Lyrics for all this week’s songs can be found on our “Order Of Service”
Our Sermon Text This Week
06.28.20 Exodus 20:12 “Honoring Our Father’s And Mothers”
Live Sunday Morning @ 11AM
Previous Week’s Sermon
06.21.20 Matthew Series: Matthew 24:29-31 “Angels, Trumpets, and the Four Winds”
Prayer of Confession for the Week
Taken from “The Valley Of Vision: Grace Active” pgs 214-215 published by Banner of Truth, edited for corporate use by Jeremy Mack
Lord Jesus, Great High Priest,
Thou hast opened a new and living way by which a fallen creature can approach Thee with acceptance. Help me to contemplate the dignity of Thy Person, the perfectness of Thy sacrifice, and the effectiveness of Thy intercession. O what blessedness accompanies devotion, when under all the trials that weary me, the cares that corrode me, the infirmities that oppress me, I can come to Thee in my need and feel peace beyond understanding.
In Jesus Name, Amen
81. What is forbidden in the tenth commandment?
Answer: The tenth commandment forbids all discontentment with our own estate [a], the envying or grieving at the good of our neighbor, and all excessive affections to anything that is his [b].
82. Is any man able to perfectly keep the commandments of God?
Answer: Since the fall, no mere man in this life is able to perfectly keep the commandments of God, but instead breaks them daily in thought, word, and deed [a].
83. Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous?
Answer: Some sins in and of themselves and due to several intensifiers are more heinous in the sight of God than others [a].
84. What does every sin deserve?
Answer: Every sin deserves God’s wrath and curse, both in this life and in the life to come [a]
85. What does God require of us so that we may escape his wrath and curse, due to us because of our sin?
Answer: In order to escape the wrath and curse of God due to us because of our sin, God requires of us faith in Jesus Christ and repentance that leads to life [a] with the diligent use of all the outward means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption [b]