Leading in Prayer: A Workbook for Worship

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Dec 18, 1995 - Religion - 370 pages
This comprehensive guide to ordering, improving, and doing prayer in Christian corporate worship is for pastors, worship leaders, teachers and anyone interested in a deeper understanding of the use of public prayer. Old discusses the historical and theological background of prayer, instructs readers in the various kinds of prayer as they are used in worship, and examines the ordering of prayer in congregational worship. Includes sample prayers and sample church services.

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The Invocation
The Psalms as Prayer
Responsive Readings
Metrical Psalms
Prayers of Confession and Supplication
The Prayer for Illumination
Prayers of Intercession
Communion Psalmody
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Hymns as Christian Psalms
Hymns as Meditations on Gods Word
Hymns as Affirmations of Faith
Benedictions and Doxologies

Communion Prayers
The Communion Invocation
The Prayer of Dedication
The Ordering of Public Prayer

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Page 255 - Who, though he was in the form of God did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.
Page 268 - He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation; for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities — all things were created through him and for him.
Page 63 - Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence ; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation ; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Page 209 - The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want; He makes me down to lie In pastures green; He leadeth me the quiet waters by.
Page 263 - Day-star, in my heart appear. 2 Dark and cheerless is the morn Unaccompanied by Thee ; Joyless is the day's return Till Thy mercy's beams I see — Till they inward light impart, Glad my eyes and warm my heart.
Page 14 - For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called "Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Page 96 - If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Page 102 - For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

About the author (1995)

Hughes Oliphant Old is John H. Leith Professor of Reformed Theology and Dean of the Institute for Reformed Worship, Erskine Theological Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina.

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