St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
24 Hour Prayer Vigil
Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:00PM – Saturday 19, 2014, 8:00 PM
Take time to quiet yourself in God’s presence.
Take a few deep breaths and relax. You may read some scripture verses to quiet your spirit or be silent. Sometimes we cannot stop our thoughts. Just let your thoughts go by or each time a thought comes lift it up in prayer.
“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10
Declare your desire to rely on God by asking God to be with you during this prayer time.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matt. 11:28
“Teach me to pray.” Luke 11:1
or say the phrase: “Come be with me Lord Jesus.”
Tell God your desires and needs and lift up specific prayer requests.
A. Pray for our Church
B. Pray for our Pastor and members of our church family.
C. Pray for your friends and your family.
D. Pray for yourself
E. Pray for our community
F. Pray for the world.
Pray scripture as a Prayer of Adoration, Thanksgiving and Petition
Psalm 22, 23, 24, Psalm 139, Psalm 37, Psalm 42,
Isaiah 53 (Good for this Easter Season), Jeremiah 14: (17-21), Psalm 63
Psalm 11, Psalm 15, Psalm 36, Psalm 57, Jeremiah 31:10-14, Psalm100, Psalm 42, Psalm 43
Psalm 20, Psalm 4, Psalm 31, Psalm 134, Psalm 27 (1-6),
Psalm 30, Psalm 110, I Peter 2: 21-24 (For Lent)
You may pray songs as Prayer of Praise, Petition, or Confession
“Have Thine Own Way Lord” #588, “ Abide with Me” #636
“Amazing Grace” #546, “The Old Rugged Cross”
The Lord’s Prayer
Prayer of Gratitude to have this Time in Prayer
Remember there is no right or wrong way to pray. Praying is personal and communal. We join with others to offer our prayers for the church, the community, and the world. Some of us will come to God with burdens and requests, others will come with many praises, others will come in gratitude, and yet others will come with a repenting spirit.
Come as you are and pray for yourself and family, St. Paul’s UCC’s mission & ministry, Pastor Matt, and church family and friends, our community, the Church and the World.