Order of Worship
The purpose of this resource is to walk your family, Engage Group, or a few friends through an order of worship in your home. This order of worship features some of the elements we normally have when we gather together as the larger NewSong church.
Pick someone to do the readings or prayers or take turns...the main thing is to participate in and be shaped by actively worshipping together.
Opening Prayer/Call to Worship
Surely God is in this place; and I did not know it.
(read this aloud together)
“For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me; you take me out of the net they have hidden for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.”
Pray this prayer together:
Lord, embolden us to go wherever you call us, to greet whoever you send us, and to do whatever you ask of us, that we might know no fear except that reverence which leads to wisdom. Amen.
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 and ever.
RESPOND BY GIVING
Giving is an act of worship, and right now, giving supports the ways we are recreating ministry for this unique time, and allows us to keep our team and community intact. NewSong exists to make disciples in the every day stuff of life, and that continues when we are unable to meet together in person. Giving is also an expression of faith that the Father will continue to provide for our every need. We encourage you to stop and thank God for all that He has provided for you in this season, and ask Him what you should give.
JOHN 17:1 (ESV)
The High Priestly Prayer
17 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you
JOHN 11:41 (ESV)
41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.
PSALM 121:1-8 (ESV)
My Help Comes from the Lord
A Song of Ascents.
121 I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
8 The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.
LUKE 18:13-14 (ESV)
13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
📖 MESSAGE NOTES 📖
Lift Up Your Eyes
- We need help!
- Our help comes from the “maker of heaven and earth!”
- He is vigilant and attentive. He does not sleep on you.
- He will provide...perfectly what you need.
- He will be your Protector...eternally.
- In difficult times, where do you look for help?
- What does it mean to you the the “maker of heaven and earth” is your Helper?
- Where are your feet slipping right now? Did you put yourself in that position?
- How has God provided for you recently? Have you given Him praise and honor?
Time of Response
Take a few minutes of silence. Allow your own thoughts to quiet and be still. Where does the Holy Spirit want you to decrease so that Christ could increase in your life? What part of your life, if reduced, would make more room for you to thrive spiritually?
QUESTIONS TO ASK WHILE READING SCRIPTURE
What does this reveal about God?
What does this reveal about you in relation to God?
What do you need to do about it?
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Worship through Song
How Can I Be Intentional When Reading Scripture?
One Method To Use When Reading Scripture: The S.O.A.P.S. Method
S.cripture: Write down the Bible passage you will be studying.
O.bservations: Examine the text and write down what you notice and see. Start with the obvious and move to the deeper.
A.pplication: Apply God’s Word to your life in a practical way. What is God saying about Himself, about you and about what He is calling you to?
P.rayer: Respond to God’s Word with your own words.
S.hare: Commit to share what God is showing you with someone else.
How do I talk with God?
One Way to talk with God is to: