Prayer Lesson for Sunday, May 17, 2020

“Let’s Trust God for EVEN BIGGER and BIGGER Things in 2020″

Abbotsford Baptist Church

Sunday, May 17, 2020 

Prayer Ministries Leader: Abe Funk 

Lesson: Keep Looking Up!!

Welcome and Prayer:

Do you miss going to church Sunday mornings to worship the Lord? One of our members told me this week, “What I miss most about this isolation is going to church.” 

Psalms 120 – 134 are called “Psalms of Ascent.” They are hymns the Jewish worshippers sang as they climbed the hill to Jerusalem. These pilgrims walked and sang in groups to celebrate one of their many festivals. Those were happy, joyful times. Now put yourself in the crowd with these worshippers and imagine you returning to your church to worship the Lord together with your friends again.

“Loving Father, we too long for the time when we can again join our brothers and sisters to worship You together; how happy we will be! For now, we are thankful that we can still worship you in spirit and in truth. You are with us, and we are still in Your presence, and we thank You. Amen!” 

Bible Reading: Psalm 121

1  I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from?
2  My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
3  He will not let your foot slip– he who watches over you will not slumber;
4  indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5  The LORD watches over you– the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6  the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
7  The LORD will keep you from all harm– he will watch over your life;
8  the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. 

Key Verses: My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. (2)

Background to Psalm 121

It was probably in some leadership seminar I attended that I learned to walk with shoulders back and head up high. That intentional posture has helped my attitude and confidence. Do you notice how many people are looking down while they walk? They nearly walk right into me before they see me. I meet them in our hallways, on sidewalks and on trails; heads are down, shoulders slumped like the weight of the world is on their stooping shoulders. Now some have their eyes glued to a small object that takes all their attention.