Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on the Devil

Sermon illustrations on the devil

God of power, love and wisdom:   

you’ve known us and loved us from before we even were,  

and extended your grace to us before we knew your name.  You save us from ourselves –  

from our arrogance, rebellion and sin;  

and from the powers of the world and devil  

which seek to ensnare us.   

And you save us for something, as well –  

for a new life of holiness  

and for a great purpose:  

to guard your gospel by giving it away in truth.   

For all of this: we thank you and praise you.   

Because of this: we can trust you and depend on you. 

Richard Herman

We Cry, “Glory!” based on the Parable of the Sower

Lord of Life

You sow extravagantly



Some would cry, “Foolish”

We cry, “Glory!”


You sow your Word

Your Promises

Your Salvation

Your Self

“Glory!” to your grace and mercy


You save us from the stealing

The shallow

The choking thorns

“Glory!” to your deliverance and power


You make our lives good, rich soil

Ready for your seed

In you, we grow up and increase and yield

“Glory!” to your goodness and faithfulness


We rejoice in you and in being your harvest

Help us bear your good and lasting fruit

now and always,

for the honor and glory of your name. Amen

We Cry, “Glory!” © 2018 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com