Psalm 19, Joel 2:28-32
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. He provides all that we need through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. God should always be revered and adored. He should have our utmost respect. Today, bless the Lord by giving praise and worship to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
Heavenly Father, You are the Creator of the Universe; by Your Word, You framed the world. Your Word declares Your Glory. You are the only wise God who now speaks to us individually by Your Holy Spirit. Lord, You set the boundaries for the ocean, the filtration system from the trees and the tear duct to moisten our eyes. You are an awesome God. Your promises are still in effect. The seasons continue to change and the rainbow still adorns the sky. You loved us before the foundation of the world was created. Thank You for redeeming and reconciling us back to You, through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank You for sending Your Holy Spirit to sustain us on earth. Triune Father, we honor You and thank You for Your wonderful plan of salvation.
Father, we stand in awe and amazement of You. We join in with the heavenly hosts and cry out holy, holy, holy are You, the Lord God, the Almighty; the One who always was, who is and who is still to come. As the deer longs for streams of water, we Your children long for You. We proclaim that You are our God and we earnestly search for You. We have seen You in Your sanctuary and have gazed upon Your power and glory. We will praise You as long as we live. We confess that we will keep Your statutes and teach them to our children all the days of their lives. As we do this, we expect to have long life. We confess that we will keep Your commandments, walk in Your ways and honor You. Lord Jesus, we thank You for being our Advocate who pleads our case before the Father. Thank You for being the sacrifice that atones for our sins and the sins of the whole world. We say that we will show our love for You by keeping Your commandments. We will imitate You by living lives that are filled with love. Holy Spirit, we welcome You into our public and private lives. We rejoice in the knowledge that You are the seal of our salvation! Empower us and work within us we will do the Father’s good will and pleasure. We acknowledge that it is You, Holy Spirit, who sanctifies us and makes us holy through our belief in the truth.
Think about how your life has changed since you said “yes” to God. Write down some of those changes and begin to praise God for the transformations that He is making in your life:
Father, please let Your ears be attentive to our prayer for we desire to honor Your Name. Touch the hearts of those who do not fear You and cause them to love You with all their hearts, souls, and strength. Remove their stony hearts and give them new hearts that are submissive to You. Holy Spirit, cause us to hunger and thirst for Your righteousness so that we will be filled. Teach us how to revere Your Holy Name in true holiness. Fill us with comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of the Father’s will so that we may conduct our lives in a manner worthy of Christ. Help us to walk in the spirit of humility and to think more of others than we do ourselves.
Father, forgive us for acts of sinfulness such as: pride, rebellion, disobedience, selfishness, hatred, stealing, lying, sexual immorality, and idolatry. Forgive those persons for worshipping You half-heartedly. Forgive people who know You, as Savior, and have a form of godliness, but deny Your power. Forgive those parents for not teaching their children to honor and fear You. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us of those they need to forgive and help them 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.
Blessed are You, the only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords. You alone have immortality and dwell in the light, which no man can approach. To You, O God, belongs honor and power everlasting. To Jesus, who was made visible in human flesh, justified and vindicated in the Holy Spirit; seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, and taken up in glory. To You, Jesus, the one whose Name is above every name, we bless You. Holy Spirit, we exalt You as the One who comforts, teaches, guides and empowers. You are righteous in all Your ways. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text (NKJV & NLT) : Hebrews 11:3, Job 38:8, Revelation 4:8, Psalm 42:1, Psalm 63:1-2,4, Deuteronomy 6:2, John 14:6, I John 2:1-2, John 14:15, Ephesians 5:1-2,13, Romans 8:11, II Thessalonians 2:13, Ezekiel 36:26, Matthew 5:6, Matthew 6:13, I Timothy 6:15-16, I Timothy 3:16, Philippians 2:9