Prayer Topic #2:
A Prayer of Remembrance
Psalm 103: 1-5, Hebrews 11:23-39
Reflections of the Heart:
As the Children of Israel were re-building the walls of Jerusalem under Nehemiah’s charge, they took the time to remember all that God had done for them as a nation. As you celebrate the Fall Feasts, take time to reflect on all that God has done for us, as a Church Family. Remember what God has done for you and your family. Let us always remember God’s goodness, lest we forget.
Heavenly Father, we give thanks to You and proclaim Your greatness. We will tell the world what You have done. We will sing praises to You, the Most High. We remember the wonders You have performed, Your miracles and the rulings You have given. Lord, You are great and most worthy of praise! You are to be feared above all gods. The gods of other nations are mere idols, but You Lord, made the heavens! Honor and majesty surround You; strength and joy fill Your dwelling. Father, we thank You for being the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We thank You for being our God. Thank You for preparing us for the season of remembrance through the Fall Feasts. Thank You for the opportunity to stop and reflect on all that You have done for us, our families, our Church Family, our community and our nation.
Father, we are preparing ourselves to come before You to remember You as our God (Creator), Savior (Jesus) and Sustainer (Holy Spirit). We remember that the entire universe was formed at Your command and what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. We remember that it was You who instituted the Passover when You spoke to Moses to put the blood on the doorposts, causing the spirit of death to pass over the children of Israel while they were in bondage in Egypt. We remember that Your Son, Jesus Christ, became our Passover Lamb and, by His blood, we are delivered from the bondages of this life. We remember that it was You who told Pastor Caldwell to look at an abandoned K-Mart building and see The Power Center. We remember that it was You who provided Corinthian Pointe and an opportunity for homeownership. Father, we remember when cows and wild shrubs resided on the land at West Orem and South Post Oak and now, we rejoice as we worship and praise Your Name in the Kingdom Builders’ Center; and stand in awe and amazement of You as we see the Texas Children’s Pediatric Associates facility, Walgreens, CVS, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Advance Auto Parts and the other businesses which now operate on the land You provided. Father, we know that the thoughts that You think towards us are thoughts of peace (good) and not of evil; to give us a future and a hope. As we remember all that You have done for us, we will share the story of Your wonderful goodness and sing with joy about Your righteousness.
Holy Spirit, remind me of some of the many things God has done for me (write them down and begin to praise God for these things):
Holy Spirit, help us to look back over our lives and remember God’s faithfulness toward us. Help us to focus on how blessed we are instead of what we do not have. Remind us of the excitement and passion we felt when we first accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and restore unto us the joy of our salvation. As a congregation, help us to always be mindful of the amazing things God has done through our Church Family. Holy Spirit, help us to remember every personal victory we have had in God and every trial we have overcome. Remind us to tell our youth and children of God’s wonderful works and everlasting kindness.
Father, forgive us for not remembering Your goodness on a daily basis. Forgive us for allowing our current cares and concerns to overshadow the victories You have performed in our lives. Forgive us for not telling our youth and children about Your great love and miraculous deeds. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
Lord, there is no one like You. You are great and Your Name is full of power. Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? That title belongs to You alone. All glory belongs to You, God, who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power and authority are Yours before all time, in the present and beyond all time! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text (NKJV & NIV): I Chronicles 16:8-9,12,25-27, Exodus 3:6, Hebrews 11:3, Exodus 12:3, Hebrews 9:11-12, Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 145:7, Psalm 5:12, Matthew 6:13, Jeremiah 10:6-7, Jude 1:25
Today, I will trust God to:
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