Prayer: Father, as your people gather this morning to worship you, we pray that you would help us to sing with joy in our hearts for all that you have done for us. We confess that we often have cold hearts and that our affection for you wavers often. Help us and forgive us. Make us see your glory this morning. Teach us the purpose of Christ’s birth and renew in us a greater love for you.
Father, we pray that you would be glorified today wherever your church meets and wherever your Word is faithfully preached. May your Word be delivered with power and might. Help us to honor the Lord’s Day as that picture of what awaits us in the new heaven and the new earth. We pray this in Christs’ Name. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Matt. 1:18-25; Matt. 22:37; Ex. 20