Morning Prayer Summary for Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Pastor Heather…

Welcome to Morning Prayer. We’re so blessed you have joined us here in person or online. So would you stand for a little bit and worship? Feel free to sit or kneel or whatever you feel at that moment. So let’s start this morning with prayer.


Father, we welcome you into this place. We thank you for your Spirit, your presence here. We thank you for speaking to us, Father God, hearing our cry. Lord, you are so faithful. Oh, we just love you so much. We honor and welcome you in this place. Lord, open our eyes to all that you would have for us. Enlighten our understanding.

Pastor Heather shared…

Revelation 4:1. “Then as I looked, I saw a door standing open in heaven. And the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like a trumpet blast. The voice said, Come up here and I will show you what must happen after this. And instantly I was in the spirit, and I saw a throne in heaven and someone sitting on it. The one sitting on the throne was as brilliant as gemstones like Jasper and Cornelian, and the glow of the emerald circled his throne like a rainbow. 24 thrones surrounded Him. And 24 elders sat on them, and they were all clothed in white and had gold crowns on their heads. From the throne came flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder and in front of the throne were seven torches with burning flames. This is the sevenfold spirit of God. In front of the throne was a shiny sea of glass, sparkling like crystal. In the center and around the throne there were four living beings, each covered with eyes front and back. The first of these living beings was like a lion. The second was like an ox. The third was a human face, and the fourth was like an eagle in flight. Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes inside and out. Day after day and night after night, they keep on saying, “holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty. The one who always was, who is, and is to come.” Whenever the living beings gave glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne, the one who lives forever and ever, the 24 elders fell down and worshiped the one sitting on the throne, the one who lives forever and ever. And they lay their crowns before the throne and said, “You are worthy, oh Lord, our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things and they exist because you created what you pleased.”

Reverence and awe of God’s presence…

There’s a beauty with God of the intimacy that He has with us. He knows us so well. But also there’s this moment of this reverence and awe that we just can’t forget who He is. He’s intimate, but yet He’s awesome. And His power and His wonder and His awe and His majesty… right now as we are in this room, that is happening up in heaven.


And so, Father, we honor you now. We say, “holy, holy, holy.” Let heaven come down today as we worship, as we lift our voices, as we say you are worthy. And we lay every crown, every moment of self-ambition, any treasure, anything we’ve earned on this earth, Father, we lay it at your feet because you are worthy. You are holy. You know us so intimately, and yet you hold the stars and the moon in your hand and the sun. You created the universe. You’re up in heaven now with angels and elders worshiping you.

We’ll be there someday…

But today, Father, we just worship you with our hearts. Thank you, Father. You bring perspective this morning perspective of that eternal realm, that spiritual realm that’s happening all around our messy natural realm… all around!

Thank you, Father. You open that veil right now that we can see into that spirit realm where the angels are worshiping and saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty.” Holy, holy, holy are you Lord God almighty… worthy of our honor, worthy of our praise, worthy of our worship, worthy of adoration, worthy of every crown, every jewel, every trophy, everything that we’ve accomplished here on earth, we just lay it at your feet. We lay it at your feet today, Father.

So now come down heaven.

Now we go into the spirit realm. Deeper into your presence past the natural, past the outer courts.
Tune our ears to what you’re doing in the spirit now, Father. We listen.
Oh, we give you free reign to move in this place so far above every circumstance.

Pastor Heather gives invitation to pray at altar…

The altar is open if you want to come and worship. I think it’s symbolic of just laying things on His altar and showing the reverence. And that worship, that moment of “I lay it all down at your feet because you’re worthy. King of Kings and Lord of Lords, here’s my offering. It’s my heart. It’s everything. I lay it at your feet today because you’re worthy.”

Worship stills the enemy…

Worship stills the enemy. When we worship, we are stopping the enemy in his tracks because we are reminding him who is Lord of our lives… Who is Lord over every situation… Who is Lord over our bodies… Who is Lord over our families… Who is Lord over our church… Lord over our businesses… Lord over our communities… Lord over our nation… Lord over the earth and over the universe.

Putting Him back on the throne of our lives…

We’re recognizing that. We’re putting Him back on the throne when we worship. And we’re saying, “You are God and I am not.” And you know everything I need and you’ve already provided it. And so I lay it all down at your feet… the good, the bad, and the ugly. I lay it down because I know in your hands, you can make something of my life. You can do something with my heart. So we worship you, Father.

You can come to the altar if you’d like. It’s just a sign of surrender.

Group continues to worship…

Pastor Heather…

I know some people get uncomfortable in these kinds of moments. But prayer is communing with God. It’s our hearts connecting with His heart. When Jesus went to the mountain to pray, I’m sure He didn’t do all the talking. And so prayer can be worship. Prayer can be being still. Prayer can be just adoring Him. And in these kinds of times when the Spirit is moving, our job is to be quiet and to listen. He’s speaking things into hearts right now.

And so be patient as we listen, as we sit still in His presence, and we allow Him to do that holy work that only He can do in our hearts. And it’s times like these that He’s just moving. He’s moving, He’s moving. He’s looking for one… just one that’s waiting, that’s listening, that has a heart ready to hear what He has to say. And so we listen. We listen as they worship, we just listen and we allow you to move in our presence. And we choose not to be impatient because you are the timeless one. We choose to be present and to allow your presence to fall in this place.

It’s not something we can schedule into our day. It’s not something that we’re going to put a time limit on, but we’re going to allow you to move. And we’re going to be fully present now. And listen… listen in our homes as we’re watching online, in the chapel as we sit here. I thank you, Father, that your presence is filling, filling, filling every space. And you’re speaking to your people.

As we’re closing…

In Psalm 23, it talks about how He’s prepared a table for us in the midst of our enemies. And I love the picture that it paints because there are days that we are fighting. We have our sword and we are declaring and we are marching and we are doing what He told us to do.

But then there’s other days where He just says, “Sit down and feast with me.” And that was today. Today was a feasting moment. And as we feast with Him, as we fellowship with Him, as we partake of His goodness, that battle is going on around us. But we’re not touched.

And that’s my favorite kind of fighting personally. We just watch. And He does it as we just sit in His presence, He’s taking care of all those things.

There’s a time to speak and to declare and to fight and to use your sword. And then there’s a time to sit and just feast and just be in His presence. And it’s that same moment… that same moment when the battle is raging around us… it’s the same moment that He invites us to sit and to feast with Him.

And so we thank you, Father, just for the reminder today that there is always a table just waiting, waiting, waiting… even in the midst of the battle. You sit and you wait to feast with us, to fellowship with us.

Remind us, Father, to sit in those moments and to partake of everything that you’ve put on the table for us. That as we keep our eyes on you, Father, as we keep our peace in you, you are taking care of that battle that rages around us. As we choose to abide, to entwine our hearts with your hearts, you are taking care of everything around us, all of our circumstances. You’re already going out. You’re already making a way. You’re already smoothing out paths. And if we just stay close, close, close, close to you, we know that you will take care of it, Father. You will take care of us. You hold us. You never drop us. You’re a good, good Father.

Thank you for this time that we could spend time in your presence, and that as we worship and adore you, Father, you’re doing mighty things in our world… in our lives… in our families… in our homes.

Just as we worship you, as we put you back in your proper place, the throne of our hearts. You’re a good God. We love you. Thank you that you continue to work on people throughout the day. Continue to speak to our hearts as we stay sensitive to your voice. And we give you all the honor, all the glory, and all the praise for this time today. We love you, Jesus. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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