Loving and gracious God, I come before you today ready to worship. Not just during the “organized” time with others but right now and every minute after this. And as I come ready to worship I come ready to hear a word from you. May my heart be ready to receive so that you may be glorified in my life.
Lord God, I also lift up to you all those called to preach your word; those pastors and lay ministers preparing to lead worship. May they be faithful in their task and bold to proclaim your word. It is too often tempting to tame things down so we might appeal better to others, but may we not be swayed by man but be led by your Spirit.
Faithful God, I also lift up to you all others who are preparing for this day. May they, through your Spirit, remember what you have done for them in Jesus and be led to worship; for you are worthy.
O God, you are so worthy.
Thank you for your grace; for it is through your grace that we may have any hope beyond this life. Thank you for your love; for it is through your love that you offer us forgiveness. Thank you for your mercy; for it is through your mercy that we are saved.
O God, you are so worthy. May your name be praised always and forever. In Jesus name I pray…Amen!
May God bless your day
The pastor -|—