"A Prayer for the Spirit" was a simple mixing of the Lord's Prayer and the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23. "A Prayer of Adoration" was developed for a time I was invited to offer the prayer of adoration at a worship service. Both show my devotional affection for weaving together Scriptural references.
A Prayer for the Spirit
Our Father in heaven,
May your Spirit descend upon us.
hallowed be your name,
Send us your Holy Spirit.
your kingdom come,
Grant us your Spirit of patience.
your will be done,
Bestow on us your Spirit of faithfulness.
on earth as it is in heaven.
Pour out on us your Spirit of kindness.
Give us today our daily bread.
Fill us with your Spirit of peace.
As we forgive our debtors,
Give us your Spirit of gentleness.
so forgive us our debts.
Open us to your Spirit of joy.
And lead us not into temptation,
Grant us your Spirit of self-control.
but deliver us from evil.
Fill us with your Spirit of goodness.
For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
We ask you for your Spirit of love
A Prayer of Adoration
(Let us come before our God with the sacrifice of praise, the fruit of lips that confess his name.)
Holy Father, you have exalted above all things
your name and your word.
Yet you have revealed them to your people,
that we might know you
and know what is pleasing to you.
You are the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,
the God not of the dead, but of the living.
You are God Almighty,
the Lord of the armies of heaven and of Israel.
You are the Living One who Sees Us,
the heavenly Father who knows our need.
You are our Rock and our fortress,
our shield and the strength of our salvation.
You are a God who expresses his wrath every day
and remembers his covenant of love to a thousand generations
of those who love you and obey your commands.
You are the Source of every good and perfect gift,
the Maker of heaven and of earth.
You are the I am
and there is no other.
So many are the wonders you have done,
the things you planned for us are too many to declare.
Do not let us forget your name, which is wonderful
or your word, which is our lamp.
To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be praise and honor and glory and power,
forever and ever!