08: Sinners and Senators /

Part Four: Laboring in Prayer

This part should approximately take 20 Minutes.
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READ BY LEADER:

​Let us sing the Battle Hymn of the Republic. (or a patriotic hymn from the country where you live). 

NOTES:

​All sing out loud The Battle Hymn of the Republic. 

READ BY LEADER:

​I need two volunteers to pray these two prayers we are told to pray in 1 Timothy 2:1-2 and 1 Chronicles 16:35. 

NOTES:Two volunteers read/pray 1 Timothy 2:1-2 and 1 Chronicles 16:35. (Portfolio of Scripture Told to Pray, Page 1, #7 & Page 2, #15)
READ BY A VOLUNTEER:

​I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 

READ BY A VOLUNTEER:

​And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to Thy Holy Name, and glory in Thy praise. 

READ BY LEADER:

​Now let's pray for our 100 US Senators, (or heads of state from the nation where you live) bringing their names before the Lord. Each read 10 names until all have been mentioned in prayer.  I will begin, " May these men govern so we all lead quiet and peaceable lives in all godliness and honesty."

READ BY DESIGNATED NOTE READER:

​St. Paul said "I make mention of you in my prayers" so it's ok to just read a list mentioning each name before the Lord. 

NOTES:

​Mention all 100 U.S. Senators, 10 at a time until all have been mentioned. 

READ BY LEADER:

​We now turn to the needs of our church body and other organizations ministering God's grace.  As we pray for each other anyone should feel free to interject any requests that perhaps only you know concerning that family.  I'll start by reading a prayer we're told to pray for those who oversee God's people from Hebrews 13:7.  Then a volunteer prays BCP #4

Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. 

NOTES:

​Volunteer prays Book of Common Prayer #4

READ BY A VOLUNTEER:

​ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift; Send down upon our Bishops, and other Clergy, and upon the Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly please Thee, pour upon them the continual dew of Thy blessing.  Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate arid Mediator, Jesus Christ, Amen. 

READ BY DESIGNATED NOTE READER:

​If there is no church member list, pray for the list of local churches in the Yellow Pages or the Web. 

NOTES:

​Go around each mentioning five or so families from the church member list with any one interjecting special requests or Thanksgiving.  Then pray for Helping Organizations. 

READ BY LEADER:

​The Lord promised certain things will happen if we learn and keep his commandments.  Who will read John 14:21 and ask God for grace to do what it says?

NOTES:

​Someone will read John 14:21 and pray for grace to do as it says.  (Portfilio of Scriptures, Page 3. About the Commands of Christ, #4)

READ BY A VOLUNTEER:

​He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.