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Worshipping the Lord in Spirit and Truth

Reformation of the Worship of God, according to the Scripture (Deuteronomy 12.1-32; John 4.16-26)

  1. Pray for understanding among the visible Church, that when she gathers on the Sabbath, it is to give service to her Lord, and not to others, and that He has ordered how He ought to be worshipped in His Word; Pray that the paradigm of worship would be pointed toward God and serving Him, rather than human preference. (Colossians 2.16-23)
  2. Pray for understanding for the leaders of our Churches, that all syncretism and human innovation in the Lord’s worship would be taken away, that the proper and Scriptural form might be settled in our churches, that the great doctrine of Sola Scriptura would once again inform the way the church worships her Lord. (2 Timothy 3.16)
  3. Pray that the 4th Commandment would be heard and heeded by our Churches, that our weekly Sabbath observance would leave no room for pretended holy days in the thoughts, affections, and practice of the people of God, that in calling the Sabbath a delight they would turn away from that which the Lord has not instituted. (Isaiah 58.13-14)
  4. Pray that the idol of entertainment would be torn down in the visible Church, that the worship of God would be turned to an artistic performance venue no longer, that the worshipping assembly, the people of God, might themselves be the choir, singing the Psalms of the Lord to the Lord Himself. (Psalm 105.2; 2 Chronicles 29.30)
  5. Pray for the training of the Elders of the Church, that it might include the Biblical and confessional doctrines of proper regulation and order in the worship of God, hearkening to His Word, leaving off all human innovation and “will-worship,” that the Church might be purged of idolatry. (1 Timothy 3.14-16; 2 Timothy 2.1-2)
  6. Pray that the Church and her leadership would not be “wiser than God,” by adding to His worship any pretended practices and devotions that have come to the Church from the world, from human desire or judgment, or from other religions and their pretended devotions, but that she with humility hear and serve the Lord alone. (Jeremiah 10.1-16; Col. 2.18) 
  7. Pray that families would understand and make use of the Lord’s commands in their own family worship, not introducing extra-Biblical ceremonies and practices into their private devotions, but following the Scriptural order, prepare the family to worship the Lord according to His direction in His Word. (Deuteronomy 11.19) Pray that the Lord would be with us all to regulate our desires and affections that, His Word and Spirit dwelling plentifully in us all, we would desire that Biblical form of worship, and flee all other courses. (Ephesians 5.18-20; Colossians 3.16)