• Missional Prayer Gathering

    January 31, 2020

  • Psalm 105

    1 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name;
    proclaim his deeds among the peoples.
    2 Sing to him, sing praise to him;
    tell about all his wondrous works!
    3 Boast in his holy name;
    let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
    4 Seek the LORD and his strength;
    seek his face always.
    5 Remember the wondrous works he has done,
    his wonders, and the judgments he has pronounced,,
    6 you offspring of Abraham his servant,
    Jacob’s descendants—his chosen ones.

     

    7 He is the LORD our God;
    his judgments govern the whole earth.
    8 He remembers his covenant forever,
    the promise he ordained
    for a thousand generations—
    9 the covenant he made with Abraham,
    swore to Isaac,
    10 and confirmed to Jacob as a decree
    and to Israel as a permanent covenant:
    11 “I will give the land of Canaan to you
    as your inherited portion.”

     

    12 When they were few in number,
    very few indeed,
    and resident aliens in Canaan,
    13 wandering from nation to nation
    and from one kingdom to another,
    14 he allowed no one to oppress them;
    he rebuked kings on their behalf:
    15 “Do not touch my anointed ones,
    or harm my prophets.”

     

    16 He called down famine against the land
    and destroyed the entire food supply.
    17 He had sent a man ahead of them—
    Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
    18 They hurt his feet with shackles;
    his neck was put in an iron collar.
    19 Until the time his prediction came true,
    the word of the LORD tested him.
    20 The king sent for him and released him;
    the ruler of peoples set him free.
    21 He made him master of his household,
    ruler over all his possessions—
    22 binding his officials at will
    and instructing his elders.

     

    23 Then Israel went to Egypt;
    Jacob lived as an alien in the land of Ham.,
    24 The LORD made his people very fruitful;
    he made them more numerous than their foes,
    25 whose hearts he turned to hate his people
    and to deal deceptively with his servants.
    26 He sent Moses his servant,
    and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
    27 They performed his miraculous signs among them
    and wonders in the land of Ham.
    28 He sent darkness, and it became dark—
    for did they not defy his commands?
    29 He turned their water into blood
    and caused their fish to die.
    30 Their land was overrun with frogs,
    even in their royal chambers.
    31 He spoke, and insects came—
    gnats throughout their country.
    32 He gave them hail for rain,
    and lightning throughout their land.
    33 He struck their vines and fig trees
    and shattered the trees of their territory.
    34 He spoke, and locusts came—
    young locusts without number.
    35 They devoured all the vegetation in their land
    and consumed the produce of their land.
    36 He struck all the firstborn in their land,
    all their first progeny.

     

    37 Then he brought Israel out with silver and gold,
    and no one among his tribes stumbled.
    38 Egypt was glad when they left,
    for the dread of Israel had fallen on them.
    39 He spread a cloud as a covering
    and gave a fire to light up the night.
    40 They asked, and he brought quail
    and satisfied them with bread from heaven.
    41 He opened a rock, and water gushed out;
    it flowed like a stream in the desert.
    42 For he remembered his holy promise
    to Abraham his servant.
    43 He brought his people out with rejoicing,
    his chosen ones with shouts of joy.
    44 He gave them the lands of the nations,
    and they inherited
    what other peoples had worked for.

     

    45 All this happened
    so that they might keep his statutes
    and obey his instructions.
    Hallelujah!

    Prayers of Praise

    Scripture and Devotional - Psalm 85:8-16

    8 Listen, my people, and I will admonish you.
    Israel, if you would only listen to me!
    9 There must not be a strange god among you;
    you must not bow down to a foreign god.
    10 I am the LORD your God,
    who brought you up from the land of Egypt.
    Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
    11 “But my people did not listen to my voice;
    Israel did not obey me.
    12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts
    to follow their own plans.
    13 If only my people would listen to me
    and Israel would follow my ways,
    14 I would quickly subdue their enemies
    and turn my hand against their foes.”
    15 Those who hate the LORD
    would cower to him;
    their doom would last forever.
    16 But he would feed Israel with the best wheat.
    “I would satisfy you with honey from the rock.”

    Ways to Pray

    Evangelistic Outreach

    • Pray for the upcoming "Spiritual Conversations" training,
    • Pray for opportunities to speak of Christ and the boldness to do so
    • Pray for your friends and neighbors who do not know you
    • Pray that God would bless our church the joy of seeing many come to faith.
    Mercy Outreach
    • Pray that God would use us as a church to bless our surrounding communities.
    • Pray for continued wisdom for our diaconal team as they work to mobilize and direct our church toward serving and caring for those who are in need and struggling. 
    • Pray for the vulnerable in our communities such as the impoverished, the refugees, the sick, and the unborn.
    Missions Beyond Trinity
    • Caleb Hughes as he begins his ministry at Redemption Palos/Tinley
    • Pastor Serge Aurel and his family and the Cavaillon Church Restart Project
    • Praise for the Bible drive and that God would use this in a significant way
    • Our partnership with the Northern Illinois Presbytery in starting an RUF ministry at the U of I.
    • Boulevard Pres and their pursuit of a building in Oak Park.

    Closing Prayer

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