Psalm 44:1-8, Deuteronomy 7:1-15
Reflections of the Heart:
Our God is an awesome God. He is kind, tenderhearted, and merciful. Our Father loves us with an everlasting love and He is always concerned about our welfare. All that we need He provides through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. God should always be revered and adored. He should have our utmost respect. Today, bless the Lord. Lift up your praises to the One who is the living God; our God who is our Father.
Mighty Father, we thank You for Your love and compassion. Thank You for keeping Your covenant with us throughout the ages. Thank You for making us Your people. We bless Your Holy Name. We proclaim Your unfailing love in the morning and Your faithfulness in the evening. Lord, You are compassionate, merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. Your unfailing love toward those who fear You is as great as the height of the heavens are above the earth. Let the whole world fear You, Lord. Let everyone stand in awe of You. Lord, You spoke and the world began; it appeared at Your command. You breathed the Word, and all the stars were born. Lord, You are our inheritance, in You will we hope. What a joy it is to be one of Your children. Father, You are good and Your faithful love endures forever.
Wonderful Father, we reverence and honor You. You are our God and we submit our loyalty and adoration to You. You are the First and the Last. You are the Living One. You died, but now You are alive, forever and ever. You hold the keys of death and the grave. Hallel YAH! You existed before time and created everything that exists. We acknowledge that You are the only living God. There are no other gods. Father, all of Your works will thank You, Lord and we, Your faithful followers, bless You. You are so awesome! We confess that we will keep Your commandments, walk in Your ways, and fear You. Father, we confess that Your instructions are perfect, reviving our souls. Your decrees are trustworthy, making wise the simple. Your commandments are right, bringing joy to our hearts. Your commands are clear, giving insight for living. Revering You is pure, lasting forever. Your laws are true and each one is fair. Father, Your Word is more desirable than gold, yes, even the finest gold. Your Word is sweeter than honey dripping from the honeycomb. Your Word warns us and we expect great reward as we adhere to it. Father, You are great and most worthy of praise. We will bless You at all times and constantly speak of Your praises.
List three attributes about God’s character that you love:
Loving Father, please let Your ears be attentive to our prayer. Holy Spirit, teach us how to reverence and adore our Father in true holiness. Please touch the hearts of those in our congregation who do not reverence and adore You, and help them to love You with all their hearts, souls, and strength. Holy Spirit, place in us a hunger and thirst for Your righteousness, so that we will be filled.
List three ways you can show appreciation and gratitude to the Lord:
Gracious Father, forgive us for sins of pride, arrogance, rebellion, disobedience, selfishness, hatred, idolatry, and lack of faith. Lord, forgive us for half-hearted worship. Forgive us for disrespecting Your Name and treating You irreverently. Forgive those of us who are parents for not teaching our children to reverence and adore You. Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). 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 not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
Lord, You are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. You are the God who is, and who always was, and who is still to come – the Almighty One. All honor and glory belongs to You, God, forever and ever! You are the eternal King, the unseen One who will never die; You alone are God. Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text (NLT & NKJV): Psalm 92:2, Psalm 103:8,11, Psalm 33:8-9, Psalm 33:6, Lamentations 3:24, Psalm 136:1, Revelation 1:17-18, Revelation 4:11, Jeremiah 10:10, Psalm 145:10, Deuteronomy 8:6, Psalm 19:7-10, Psalm 96:4, Psalm 34:1, Deuteronomy 6:5, Matthew 5:6, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 1:8, I Timothy 1:17