Great Adventure Prayer Guide - DAY FOUR

Day 4 – Thursday June 18th: Playing Our Part

“Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.” Ephesians 2:12

Pray this prayer of confession…

Vain Service From The Valley of Vision

O My Lord,

Forgive me for serving you in sinful ways – by glorying in my own strength, by forcing myself to minister through necessity, by accepting the applause of others, by trusting in assumed grace and spiritual affection, by a faith that rests upon my hold on Christ, not on him alone, by having another foundation to stand upon beside you; for thus I make flesh my strength.
Help me to see that it is faith stirred by grace that does the deed, that faith brings a man nearer to you, raising him above mere man, that you do act upon the soul when thus elevated and lifted out of itself, that faith centers in you as God all-sufficient, Father, Son, Holy Spirit, as God efficient, intercede, as in your commands and promises, immediately, in all the hidden power that faith sees and knows to be in you, abundantly, with omnipotent effect, in the revelation of your will.
If I have not such faith I am nothing.

It is my duty to set you above all others in mind and eye;
But it is my sin that I place myself above you.
Lord, it is the special evil of sin that every breach of your law arises from contempt of your Person, from despising you and your glory, from preferring things before you.
Help me to abhor myself in comparison of you,
And keep me in a faith that works by love, and serves by grace.

Think about how you can serve your neighbors, your neighborhood, and the City of Hutto.

With our city in mind and where you play a part, pray this prayer…


Living for Jesus from The Valley of Vision

O Savior of Sinners,

Your name is excellent, your glory high, your compassions unfailing, your superiority wonderful, and your mercy tender.
I bless you for the discoveries, invitations, and promises of the gospel for in them are pardon for rebels, liberty for captives, health for the sick and salvation for the lost.

I come to you in your beloved name of Jesus; re-impress your image upon my soul; Raise me above the smiles and frowns of the world, regarding it as a light thing to be judged by men;
May your approval be my only aim, your Word my one rule.
Make me to abhor that which grieves your Holy Spirit, to suspect comforts of a worldly nature, to shun a careless way of life, to reprove evil, to instruct with meekness those who oppose me, to be gentle and patient towards all men, to be not only a professor but an example of the gospel, displaying in every relation, office and condition its excellency, loveliness and advantages.

How little have I illustrated my principles and improved my privileges!
How seldom I served my generation!
How often have I injured and not recommended my Redeemer!
How few are those blessed through me!
In many things I have offended, in all come short of your glory;
Pardon my iniquity for it is great.