Prayer: O Lord, our God, we bless your holy name today. We praise the name that is above every name. With reverence and awe, your name passes from our lips as we humbly bow before you to pray and to adore you. You are the one true God, and there is no other. With boldness, we come to you having been granted access by the work of your only begotten Son, the merciful and faithful high priest, who alone makes propitiation for our sins.
We thank you, Father, that we have been given another Lord’s Day to gather as your people and to sing your praise. We come with thanksgiving in our hearts and rejoicing on our lips. We long to enter your courts with praise — for we belong to you. Help us, this day, to come with zeal and delight. Help us to see your glory. Rend the heavens and come down and meet with your people, we pray in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Isa. 6; Phil 2:9-11; Isa. 45:5; Heb. 2:14-18; Ex. 20:8-11; Gen. 2:1-3; Psa. 100