This Lord’s Day is our annual Prayer Emphasis Sunday. Our guest speaker, Dr. Mark Snoeberger, will present a message on the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:9:13.
PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
Call to Worship: Psalm 34:8-10
Hymn 3: Holy, Holy, Holy
Note: The act of prayer rests on God’s character as revealed in Scripture. This hymn reminds us that the Triune God is holy, sovereign, merciful, powerful, eternal, loving, glorious, and worthy of worship. This is the God to whom we pray.
Note: In Luke 11:1, an unnamed disciple said, “Lord, teach us to pray.” We make the same request using the lyrics of James Montgomery’s theologically rich hymn. (We sing the hymn to the familiar tune, O God, Our Help in Ages Past).
Scripture Reading Psalm 27:1-14
Hymn 670 Behold the Throne of Grace!
Note: John Newton reminds us that we belong to a God “who loves to answer prayer.” He calls us and we respond,
“Since ’tis the Lord’s command,
Our mouth we’ll open wide:
Lord, open Thou Thy bount’ous hand,
That we may be supplied.”
Message: The Lord’s Prayer
Dr. Mark Snoeberger
Hymn (Insert): Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat
Note: John Newton’s heart-felt hymn is a prayer of confession set to a tune by our friend, pastor Paul Hamilton.
O wondrous love! to bleed and die,
To bear the cross and shame,
That guilty sinners, such as I,
Might plead Thy gracious Name!
Prayer Response: Mark Buhr
Benediction: John Miles