a week of prayer & fasting

January 23-29

Doxology will be joining The Branch in a week of prayer and fasting together. We will be spending the time seeking the Lord and the words that He has for us in this season. 


The week of prayer and fasting schedule will look something like this:


Monday, January 23 from 7-8 pm

Odd fellows Hall: 223 SW 2nd Street

We will all join together to kick off the week with worship, communion, and prayer.

Childcare provided for newborns - second grade


Saturday, January 28 All Day

The Branch Office: 760 SW Madison Suite 11

The Branch will host an all day prayer room, come and enjoy the quiet space to pray.


Sunday, January 29 at 5 pm

The Branch: 4000 Western Boulevard

We will all break our fast together with a potluck dinner at the Branch and celebrate together. 

Dox will not be having service in the morning.


Our heart is that God would solidify and reinvigorate our resolve and passion for introducing the City to a Person.

Praying with Jesus: a liturgy for daily prayer

INTRODUCTION TO LITURGICAL PRAYER

This book is a list of liturgical prayers. Prayer is something that even Jesus himself sought in the quiet of the morning. Even though Jesus is God, He made a point to get away from all the noise and spend time with the Father. Prayer can take many shapes and forms from requests and pleas in the working out of our own salvation to listening and basking in the Glory of God.


Whether we know what to pray for or have no clue how to start I believe it is good to pray prayers of those who have gone before us in the faith and to pray Scripture. Through this list you will be able to form prayers for yourself, family, and community. The opportunity to pour out your heart to God is still there but it’s now informed by Scripture, creeds, and liturgy. Take time to commit these prayers daily for 7 days or 3 months or even a year. Make time for Jesus each morning and night.


ADDRESS

Father God, creator of heaven and earth,
God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
God of Israel,
God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, True and Living God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Have mercy and hear my prayer. 


FIRST PRAYERS

O Lord, open our lips.
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise. 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Hallelujah. 

O God, make speed to save us. O Lord, make haste to help us. 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Hallelujah. 


THE JESUS PRAYER

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me. 


CONFESSION OF SIN

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed,
by what we have done,
and what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen. 


PSALM FOR THE DAY

(Pray one psalm each day, starting with Psalm 1 and moving through the whole Psalms successively.) 


APOSTLE’S CREED

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. 

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
 He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the communion of the saints, the holy universal church, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. 


THE JESUS PRAYER

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me. 


PSALM 23

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his Name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I shall fear no evil;
For you are with me;
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil,
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. 


PSALM 91:1-2

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty
I will say of the Lord,
“You are my fortress and my refuge, 
my God in whom I will trust.”


PRAYER FOR FAMILY

(Asking God’s blessing & mercy upon loved ones) 


PSALM 103:1-5

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me, bless his holy Name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits.
He pardons all your iniquities and heals all your diseases; He redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with lovingkindness and mercy;
He satisfies you with good things,
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me bless his holy name. 


THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory forever. Amen. 


THE JESUS PRAYER

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me. 


THE LORD’S PRAYER EXPANDED

Our Father, Holy Father, Abba Father, in the heavens, Hallowed, holy, sacred be your name.
From the rising of the sun, to the going down of the same, e name of the Lord is to be praised. 

Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God of hosts, the whole earth is full of your glory.
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty, Who was and is and is to come. 

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
y government come, thy politics be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
y reign and rule come, thy plans and purposes be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
May we be an anticipation of the age to come.
May we embody the reign of Christ here and now.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
Provide for the poor among us.
As we seek rest your kingdom and your justice,
May all we need be provided for us.
Forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Forgive our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into trouble, trial, tribulation or temptation. 

Be mindful of our frame, we are but dust, We can only take so much. 

Lead us out of the wilderness into the promised land that flows with milk and honey, 

Lead us out of the badlands into resurrection country. 

Deliver us from evil and the evil one. 

Save us from Satan, the accuser and adversary. 

So that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. 

So that every tongue that rises against us in accusation you will condemn. 

So that every ery dart of the wicked one is extinguished by the shield of faith. 

So that as we submit to you and resist the devil, the devil ees. So that as we draw near to Jesus Christ lifted up, 

His cross becomes for us the axis of love expressed in forgiveness that re-founds the world; 

And the devil, who became the false ruler of the fallen world, Is driven out from among us.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen. 


PETITION AND INTERCESSION

(Making our needs known and praying for others) 


CONTEMPLATION

(Sitting with Jesus, enjoying his presence, resting in his love) 


PRAYER TO THE CRUCIFIED CHRIST

Lord Jesus, you stretched out your arms of love upon the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace. So clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your name. Amen. 


THE BEATITUDES

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satis ed. 

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. 

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  


PRAYER FOR PEACE

O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far o and to those who are near. Grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you; bring the nations into your fold; pour out your Spirit upon all flesh; and hasten the coming of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith; 

Where there is despair, hope; 

Where there is darkness, light; 

And where there is sadness, joy, 

O Divine Master, grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; 

to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen. 


PRAYER FOR GRACE

Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day. Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

Almighty God, Father of all mercies,
we, your unworthy servants, give you humble thanks
for all your goodness and lovingkindness
to us and to all whom you have made.
We bless you for our creation, preservation,
and all the blessings of this life;
but above all for your immeasurable love
in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ;
for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.
And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies,
that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise,
not only with our lips, but in our lives,
by giving up ourselves to your service,
and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen. 


PRAYER FOR MERCY

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. 


CONFESSION OF THE MYSTERY

Christ has died. 
Christ is risen. 
Christ will come again. 


THE JESUS PRAYER

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me. 


The content of this prayer book was used with permission from Antioch Church


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