Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on God

Sermon Illustrations on God

Adapted from 1 Kings 8:23, 56-58, NRSV

O LORD, God of Israel,

there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth beneath,

keeping covenant and steadfast love for your servants

who walk before you with all their heart.

Blessed be the LORD,

who has given rest to his people Israel

according to all that he promised;

not one word has failed of all his good promise,

which he spoke through his servant Moses.

The LORD our God be with us,

as he was with our ancestors;

may he not leave us or abandon us,

but incline our hearts to him,

to walk in all his ways,

and to keep his commandments,

his statutes, and his ordinances,

which he commanded our ancestors.

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Adapted from Psalm 22:22; 97:12; 145:1, 3, NRSV

In the midst of the congregation I will praise you.

Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous,

and give thanks to God’s holy name!

I will extol you, my God and King,

and bless your name forever and ever.

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;

God’s greatness is unsearchable.

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God of light and truth,

you are beyond our grasp or conceiving.

Before the brightness of your presence

the angels veil their faces.

With lowly reverence and adoring love

we acclaim your glory

and sing your praise,

for you have shown us your truth and love

in Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen

The Service for the Lord’s Day. The Worship of God: Supplemental Liturgical Resource 1. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 1984

By the word of our Lord the heavens were made.

By the spirit of our Lord was life begun.

By the wisdom of our Lord his laws were laid.

By the love of our Lord was born his Son.

By the grace of our Lord mankind was saved.

By the power of our Lord the victory was won.

John Birch, Faith and Worship