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DAY 4: FOCUS ON GOD’S CHARACTER

October 4, 2018

“Adoration is the lifting up of the heart and mind to God, asking nothing but to enjoy God’s presence.”

- Book of Common Prayer 

Adoring God’s Character

Allow Psalm 8 to be your prayer guide today. Begin by reading the Psalm through three times. First silently, next softly, and then out loud. Using the Psalm, tell God what the Psalm tells you about Him, His character, His being, His works, His promises, His purposes and plans.

Psalm 8

1 O Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
    Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
    to still the enemy and the avenger.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
    and the son of man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
    and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
    you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
    and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
    whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Praying God’s Character in Me

Identify something that resists adoring God for who He is as described in Psalm 8. Bring that before the Lord by telling Him that you choose praise, by faith, because God is worthy, always worthy of praise.

Next listen (and sing along if you would like) to the following song called “God the Uncreated One” which is all about God’s character - let it give you words of adoration for God.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rswH9CSyWHk

Praying God’s Character for UCC

Pray that UCC would grow in our knowledge and understanding of who God is and that His character would be formed in us. To this end pray:.

  • for UCC to grow in the exemplification of the attributes expressed in the Psalm above.

  • for the ministry activities at UCC, such as small groups, Sunday services, and age / gender specific ministries to be God-centered.

  • for the pastors and leaders of UCC to deepen their relationship with God and to mature in their character.

  • for those in our church who are experiencing trials to allow God to use their trial to forge their Christian character.

  • Pray for our children and youth that they would fall in love with God from an early age.

  • Pray that UCC could spread God’s fame in our communities and to the nations.

Praying for UCC This Week

Pray for the following events taking place in our church this week:

  • Agricola Theological Institute today from 9:00-15:00

  • Youth meeting (hang-out) Friday night at 18:00

  • Prayer and praise meeting Friday at 18:00

  • Autumn hike Saturday at 11:00

  • Sunday services in Leppavaara, Otaniemi & Helsinki

  • Pray for Pastor Shaun as he prepares the Sunday sermon