Daily Worship Guide for the week of 12/20

Daily Worship - December 21-26, 2015
"Let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer
to God acceptable worship with reverence and awe." Hebrews 12:28
Psalm 118:1-4
1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
2 Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
3 Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
4 Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”

“What Child Is This” (v. 3)
So bring him incense, gold, and myrrh; come, peasant, king, to own him;
  Good Christian, fear; for sinners here the silent Word is pleading.
  Raise, raise the song on high, the virgin sings her lullaby:
  joy, joy for Christ is born, the babe, the son of Mary. 

 Westminster Shorter Catechism Questions 98-99.
Q. 98. What is prayer?
A. Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God, for things agreeable to his will, in the name of Christ, with confession of our sins, and thankful acknowledgment of his mercies.
Q. 99. What rule hath God given for our direction in prayer?
A. The whole word of God is of use to direct us in prayer; but the special rule of direction is that form of prayer which Christ taught his disciples, commonly called the Lord's prayer.

Monday Proverbs 15:8, 29
Tuesday 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Wednesday Psalm 66:18
Thursday James 4:2-3
Friday John 11:41-42
Saturday Matthew 6:9-13
(Readings from Training Hearts, Teaching Minds: Family Devotions Based on the Shorter Catechism, by Starr Meade)

Family Prayer
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 debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.  For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.

“Gloria Patri”
Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, amen.