Prayer Service Outline | July 4th

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 “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.“

2 Chronicles 7:14 (ESV) 

Order of Service 

Opening song

Welcome – Explanation of service, key verse – 2 Chron. 7:14 distinguishing between Israel and the church  – announcements – offering

Worship song



“if my people” 

Praise for our identity in Christ as “his people”

Several readers come to mic and read selected truths (rotating back a forth) of our identity in Christ — while coordinated with these truths appearing on the screen for visual affirmation. 

SONG: Theme – Our identity in Christ 


“who are called by my name”

Praise focus: Microphone open – people coming to mics declaring the NAME by which we have been called (Names of Father, Son, Holy Sprit) – prompt: “I praise You that Your  name is…” Interspersed every 4-5 times with antiphonal affirmation – “We are called by Your name!” 

SONG: Theme – The Glory or greatness of His name



“humble themselves”

Encourage all to take a posture that would reflect humility before our awesome God (bowing, kneeling, prostrate, etc)  – Silent prayers for 2-3 minutes

Prompt: “Lord, I confess I need humility in…”

Song: Theme – humility



“and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways”

(Commentary: Turning from our wicked ways is the natural expression for those who seek His face)

Prompt (perhaps in groups for those who are comfortable): 

“Because You are _______________________ (characteristics of His “face”/character) I ask for grace to turn away from __________________.” (focus on personal response – corporate will come in the next segment) 

Transition prayer by a leader (from mic) – prayer for the nation, our leaders, government, etc.

SONG: Theme: repentance/confession



“then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Prompt (using open mics again):

One after another – “Lord forgive US for…” 

Antiphonal response: “Heal us, O Lord!” 

Closing prayer of faith and expectation by a church leader

Final song of worship.