Below are a few passages and prompts for prayer to help you worship on Sunday in place of our streamed service.
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
Spend some time praising God and thanking him for the sending Jesus. Thank him for the excellencies of his word, and for the eternal surpassing glory of his Son who has conquered sin and death and stands risen in victory.
Spend five to ten minutes meditating on these words from Hebrews 4 and 5. Reread the passage several times slowly and ask yourself “What does this tell me about God?” and “What does this tell me about myself?”. What a wonderful mystery it is that God himself did not view our suffering as something beneath him. But instead God the Son descended into our place, suffered as we suffer, and through his obedience offers eternal life.
Spend a few minutes and ask God for endurance to live a life honoring to him. Ask that the Spirit would keep your gaze fixed on Christ so that you might have endurance to run well. Thank him for his Son who shed his bled so that we might now be called children of God.
Whether you are with family or by yourself I would encourage you to sing these familiar words out loud!
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise him all creatures here below
Praise him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.