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Preparing for Congregational Worship

Psalm 84:1-2 talks about the longing heart of a worshiper to worship in God’s presence with God’s people. The Psalmist says, “How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty. My soul yearns, even faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh cry out for the living God.”

One of the ways we can cultivate this kind of yearning and passion for God when we come together on Sunday mornings is by preparing our hearts to worship ahead of time. We’ve put together a number of resources to help you prepare either on Saturday night or Sunday morning. Anything from a guide to confessing sin, to meditating on Scripture, to reading a devotional from great spiritual thinkers.

These resources are simple ways to start pursuing God in a more intentional way. Don’t feel like you need to try everything all at once. Just pick one resource a week and begin to engage with God.

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Devotional

A.B. Simpson and A.W. Tozer
Daily Devotionals

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina (Latin for “Divine Reading”) is a traditional monastic practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge
of God’s word.

Morning Prayers

A morning prayer is a wonderful way to focus your time and attention on seeking God’s plan for
the day ahead.

Prayer of Confession

In confession, we simultaneously open to the truth of
ourselves and the truth of Christ’s atonement, letting the gospel continue to transform our hearts.

Common Daily Prayers

Common Prayer is a tapestry of daily prayers inviting faith communities from around the world to pray, sing, and act together.

Praying The Lord's Prayer Slowly

The Lord’s Prayer, the “Our Father,” is the most important prayer in the Christian faith. When his
disciples asked to be taught how to pray, this is the
prayer Jesus gave them:

Wesley's Directions for Singing

“I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live” (Psalm 104:33).

Prayer of Examen

The Examen: A Daily Prayer. St. Ignatius Loyola’s Examen is an opportunity for peaceful daily reflective prayer.

Spiritual Discipline

The key text for defining spiritual disciplines is 1 Timothy 4:7, which says, ” … discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness … ” (NASB).

A Countercultural Discipleship Course

A Discipleship Course that moves your people from shallow Christianity to depth in Christ.

Prayer changes everything

At First Alliance, we believe prayer makes a difference. How can we pray for you this week? Let us know using the form below.

NOTE: Any prayer request you share with First Alliance will remain confidential and will only be shared with our lead team for the purposes of prayer.

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