Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

Entreat God’s Favorable Acceptance

Adoration 1.18 | ESVWe must entreat God’s favorable acceptance of us and our poor performances.There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?” But this we say, “O LORD, lift up the light of your face upon us, and that shall put joy in our hearts, more than they have when their grain and wine a

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Profess your Believing Hope and Confidence in God

Adoration 1.17 | ESVWe must likewise profess our believing hope and confidence in God and his all-sufficiency, in his power, providence, and promise.In you, O LORD, do we take refuge; let us never be put to shame; Psalm 31:1(ESV) indeed, let none who wait for you be put to shame. Psalm 25:3(ESV)For

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Humbly Profess the Desire of your Heart for God

Adoration 1.16 | ESVWe must humbly profess the desire of our hearts towards God, as our felicity and portion and fountain of life and all good to us.Whom have we in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that we desire besides you or in comparison with you. When our flesh and our heart fail,

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Express your Unworthiness to Draw Near to God

Adoration 1.15 | ESVWe must express the sense we have of our own meanness and unworthiness to draw near to God and speak to him.But will God indeed dwell with man on the earth? That God whom heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain, 2 Chronicles 6:18(ESV) with man, who is a maggot, and the son o

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Acknowledge the Privilege of Drawing Near to God in Prayer

Adoration 1.14 | ESVWe must acknowledge it an unspeakable favor and an inestimable privilege that we are not only admitted, but invited and encouraged, to draw near to God in prayer.You have commanded us to pray always, with all prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, and, to that end, to keep al

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Own your Relation to God

Adoration 1.13 | ESVWe must declare this God to be our God and own our relation to him, his dominion over us, and propriety in us.Our souls have said to the LORD, “You are our Lord, we have no good apart from you; Psalm 16:2(ESV) neither if we are righteous are you the better.” Job 35:7(ESV)You are

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Acknowledge your Dependence on God and your Obligations to Him

Adoration 1.12 | ESVWe must acknowledge our dependence upon God and our obligations to him as our Creator, Preserver, and Benefactor.You, O God, made us, and not we ourselves, and therefore we are not our own but yours: 1 Corinthians 6:19(ESV) your people, and the sheep of your pasture; Psalm 100:3(

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Give Honor to the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Adoration 1.11 | ESVWe must give honor to the three persons in the Godhead distinctly, to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, that great and sacred Name into which we were baptized and in which we assemble for religious worship, in communion with the universal church.We pay our homage to three

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Give Glory to God as the Creator of the World

Adoration 1.10 | ESVWe must give glory to him as the Creator of the world and the great Protector, Benefactor, and Ruler of the whole creation.You are worthy, O Lord, to receive blessing and honor and glory and power, for you have created all things, and for your praise and by your will they existed

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Praise God for His Heavenly Splendor and Glory

Adoration 1.9 | ESVWe must give to God the praise of that splendor and glory wherein he is pleased to manifest himself in the upper world.You have established your throne in the heavens, Psalm 103:19(ESV) and it is a throne of glory, high and lifted up; and before you the seraphim cover their faces.

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