ABIDE Prayer: God’s Awe-Inspiring Work
The purpose of ABIDE is to seek God through prayer, rely on the Spirit as we gather together, and pray with unity and purpose. ABIDE prayers are Scripture-led and Spirit-focused prayers.
Let the whole earth shout joyfully to God! Sing about the glory of his name; make his praise glorious. Say to God, “How awe-inspiring are your works! Your enemies will cringe before you because of your great strength.” (Psalm 66:1-3)
God is awesome and His work in our lives, families, church and nation is powerful! The enemy is completely defeated by God and cringes because of God’s great strength! As God’s sons and daughters, we can be confident that our Heavenly Father wants us to experience His power over the enemy in our lives.
Our focus for today’s ABIDE is on the “Awe-Inspiring Work” of God in our lives. God is awesome and He has done, is doing and will do “awe-inspiring” works in our lives, families, church and community.
Prayers of Praise and Thanksgiving
God’s Awe-Inspiring Work in Your Life
God, we praise you for your awe-inspiring work in our lives! Thank you for ___________________(fill in the blank with something God has done in your life that is “awe-inspiring,” a time when He revealed His power over the enemy in your life).
God’s Awe-Inspiring Work in Your Family
God, we praise you for your awe-inspiring work in our family. Thank you for _________________(fill in the blank with something God has done or is doing in your family that reveals His power over the enemy).
God’s Awe-Inspiring Work in Our Church
God, we praise you and thank you for your awe-inspiring work in our church. You are awesome in the way you __________________(fill in the blank with something God did in our church that is awe-inspiring).
God’s Awe-Inspiring Work in Our Nation
God, we praise and thank you for your awe-inspiring work in our nation. Thank you for __________________(fill in the blank with something God did or is doing in our nation that is awe-inspiring).
Prayers for God’s Power and Strength
“God, you are awe-inspiring in your sanctuaries. The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God!” (Psalm 68:35)
Where do you need God to give you His power and His strength?
God, you are awe-inspiring! Thank you that you give us, your sons and daughters, your power and strength. God, we need you. We desperately need you. We do not have the power or strength that we need in our lives, families, church and nation. God, we need ___________________________ (fill in the blank with the places in your life, family, church and nation where you need God’s power and strength).
God, thank you for the awe-inspiring gift of the Gospel. Thank you for dying for me, defeating the enemy’s power over me and rescuing me from darkness. Thank you for giving me new life in you and the promise of eternal life. Help me to remember your awe-inspiring work at the Cross and to live my life in awe of you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.