Day 7 – Prayer and Scripture Devotional

PRAYER AND SCRIPTURE DEVOTIONAL

This is a great prayer outline mixed with Scripture readings. Simply walk through the outline while you look up the passages of Scripture  

1.  THANKSGIVING AND PRAISE – PRESENT YOURSELF TO GOD (MARK 12:30)

Think of a fresh reason to thank Him (Psalm 100:4, 118:24).

Present your body in worship (Romans 12:1; Psalm 63:3-4) by:
Kneeling before Him as your Lord
Lifting your hands to Him as your Source
Standing in praise before Him as your King
Clapping your hands with rejoicing
Dancing with joy as a child
Bowing your head in humility
Sing a new song to Him (Psalm 96:1-2; Colossians 3:16).

Invite Holy Spirit assisted praise (Jude 20; 1 Corinthians 14:15).

2.  CONFESSION AND CLEANSING – PRESENT YOUR HEART TO GOD (PROVERBS 4:23)

Ask God to search your heart (Psalm 139:23-24) for:
Sin – receive cleansing and righteousness
Selfishness – receive holiness and sanctification
Stress – receive life and power
Sickness – receive healing and strength

Remember the danger of self-deception (Jeremiah 17:9; 1 John 1:6-10)

Set a monitor on your mouth and heart (Psalm 19:14, 49:3)

Ask God to help you keep His purposes and goals in view (Psalm 90:12; Philippians 3:13-14)

3.  ORDER AND OBEDIENCE – PRESENT YOUR DAY TO GOD (PSALM 37:5)

Present the day’s details (Psalm 37:4-5, 31:14-15; Deuteronomy 33:25)

Choose the fear of the Lord. Commit your works to God

Indicate your dependence upon God (Proverbs 3:5-7; Psalm 131:1-3)

Request specific direction for actions and decisions (Psalm 25:4-5; Isaiah 30:21)

Choose to obey God’s explicit instructions (Matthew 6:11, 7:7-8)

In the Word of God
By choosing to do His will