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For use in The Worship Service of The Prayer Foundation Monks

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John 3:16-17                                                                                                "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."                                                                                                             John 14:6                                                                                                     "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me."                                                                                      Ephesians 2:8-9                                                                                         "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."                                                                                                           I John 5:13 "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life..." ____________________________________________________________ 

The Trinity 

Matthew 3:16-17                                                                                       "And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water:  and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:  and lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."                                                                                           Matthew 28:19                                                                                        "Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:"                                   John 15:26                                                                                                   "But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he shall testify of me:"                                                                                                I Corinthians 13:14                                                                                "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.  Amen." ____________________________________________________________  

Deity of Christ

John 1:1                                                                                                           "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."                                                                                            John 1:14                                                                                               "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the  glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."                                                                                                      John 10:30                                                                                                   "I and the Father are one."                                                             Colossians 2:9                                                                                         "For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily." ____________________________________________________________

Inspiration of Scripture

John 17:17                                                                                       "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth."                             II Timothy 2:15                                                                                   "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."                                  II Timothy 3:16                                                                                       "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"                                                                                            II Peter 1:21                                                                                           "For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit." ____________________________________________________________

The Great Commission

Mark 16:15                                                                                              "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."                                                                                          Romans 1:16                                                                                          "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes..."                                      II Timothy 4:2                                                                                    "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine."                                              I Peter 3:15                                                                                             "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you..." ____________________________________________________________


John 14:12-13                                                                                        "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it."                                                                                        I Timothy 2:5                                                                                          "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus;"                                                                                   Psalm 55:17                                                                                     "Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud, and he shall hear my voice."                                                                                    I Thessalonians 5:17-18                                                                       "Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." ____________________________________________________________

Peace of God

John 14:27                                                                                           "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."                                                                                               Romans 8:1                                                                                         "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus."                                                                                                Romans 8:28                                                                                          "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them that are the called according to his purpose."                                                                                                       I Peter 5:7                                                                                        "Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you."  ____________________________________________________________

Heavenly Worship

Revelation 4:8                                                                                     "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which is, and was, and is to come."                                                                                                         Revelation 4:11                                                                                   "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honour, and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."                                                                                                  Revelation 5:12                                                                                "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing."                                                                                      Revelation 5:13                                                                             "Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever." ____________________________________________________________

The Golden Rule                                                              ("Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.")

Luke 6:31                                                                                               "And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise."                                                                                         Matthew 7:12                                                                                   "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets."                                                                                              Mark 12:31                                                                                          "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." ____________________________________________________________

The Christian Life

Galatians 5:22                                                                                                 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance:"                                        Philippians 4:8                                                                                 "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."                                                                                                          I Corinthians 13:4-8                                                                                    "Love suffers long, and is kind; love envies not; love vaunts not itself, is not puffed up, Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil; Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never fails:"                                                                John 13:34-35                                                                                             "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." ____________________________________________________________

Growing In Christ

Proverbs 13:10                                                                                     "Only by pride comes contention: but with the well advised is wisdom."                                                                                       Philippians 2:3                                                                                         "Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves."                                  I Thessalonians 5:16-18                                                                   "Rejoice evermore.  Pray without ceasing.  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.                                                                                                                               John 15:15                                                                                                    "I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing." ____________________________________________________________


I Peter 1:15-16                                                                                       "But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, 'Be holy, for I am holy'."  

I Corinthians 6:19-20                                                                         "What, know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own?  For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."

James 4:5-10                                                                                            God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.                      Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

II Peter 1:3-4                                                                                            "According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust."


Romans Chapter 8

Romans: 8:1                                                                                              "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus."                                                                                                    Romans: 8:18                                                                                         "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."                                                                                                   Romans: 8:28                                                                                          "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."        Romans: 8:37                                                                                         "Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us."    ____________________________________________________________

Shema Yisrael (Hear, O Israel): New Testament Version

Mark 12:29-31                                                                                       "And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:                                               And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.                                                                                 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these." ____________________________________________________________

The Ten Commandments (KJV):                                          (The Prayer Foundation Version)

(From Exodus 20:1-17)                                                                                  1. I am the LORD thy God.  Thou shalt have no other gods before me.                                                                                                                 2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.  Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor serve them.                                                                    3. Thou shall not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain.                  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.                                            5. Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land.                                                                                                              6. Thou shalt not kill.                                                                                      7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.                                                             8. Thou shalt not steal.                                                                                9. Thou shalt not bear false witness.                                                        10. Thou shalt not covet any thing that is thy neighbour's. ________________________________________________

The Ten Commandments:                                                     (The Prayer Foundation Memorization Version)          

(From Exodus 20:1-17)                                                                                  1. I am the LORD thy God.  Thou shall have no other gods before me.                                                                                                                 2. Thou shall not make unto thee any graven image.  Thou shall not bow down to them, nor serve them.                                                                    3. Thou shall not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain.                  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.                                            5. Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land.                                                                                                              6. Thou shall not kill.                                                                                      7. Thou shall not commit adultery.                                                              8. Thou shall not steal.                                                                                9. Thou shall not bear false witness.                                                         10. Thou shall not covet anything that is thy neighbor's. ____________________________________________________________

The Whole Armor of God

Ephesians 6:10-18                                                                           "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.                                                                   For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.                                            Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.              Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;                                                            And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;      Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.                                                And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:                                                                                Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;" ____________________________________________________________

Christ the Word

John 1:1-14                                                                                                  "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.                                                                                         The same was in the beginning with God.                                              All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.                                                                                            In him was life; and the life was the light of men.                                And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.                                                                                                         There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.                      The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.                                                                       He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.     That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.                                                                                                          He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.                                                                                            He came unto his own, and his own received him not.                          But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:                                 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.                                                                          And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." ____________________________________________________________

The Love Chapter                                                           

I Corinthians Chapter 13                                                                          "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.                 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing.                                        And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profits me nothing.         Love suffers long, and is kind; love envies not; love vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,                                                                                                Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil;                                                                      Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;                              Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.                                                                                                     Love never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.                                                                                For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.                                      But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.                                                                                        When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.                                                                                                       For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.            And now abides faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." ____________________________________________________________

The Faith Chapter                                                           

Hebrews Chapter 11                                                                              "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.                                                                                                    For by it the elders obtained a good report.                                   Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.                                                                                                        

By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.                                              By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.                                            But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.                                                                                    

By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.                                                                                                            By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.                                                                           By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as [in] a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:                                                                                           For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.                                                                                         Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.                                                            Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of [them], and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.       For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.                                                                                                           And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.                                                                                                   But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,                              Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:   Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.                                                  By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.       By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.                                  By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.                                                                                By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;                                                                  Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;                                        Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.               By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.                                        Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.                                      By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry [land]: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.                                                                                                  By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.                                          And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephtha; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:                                                                  Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,                                                Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.                                                                           Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:                                                                                            And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:                                                                      They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;                                                                 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.                                     And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:                                                                                             God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

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