Prayer: Our blessed God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we bow before you with joy this day because this is the day that your people gather publicly to worship and adore you and to hear your Word read and proclaimed. What a glorious privilege we have to worship you. You alone are worthy of our adoration and praise. With the psalmist, we proclaim, “I was glad when they said to me, let us go to the house of the Lord.”
We pray this day that you alone would be glorified. We pray that your Name would be exalted and that your people would humbly, reverently, and joyfully praise you. We pray that your Word would thunder forth by the power of your Spirit. We ask that as your Word is preached, that we would hear the voice of Jesus, our Savior. We pray this in his name. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Psa. 122:1; Exod. 20:8-11