Prayer: Our God in heaven, we praise your name today and thank you for the privilege we have to join with our brothers and sisters to worship you. We thank you for giving us the Lord’s Day — a day that pictures for us the promise of the New Heavens and the New Earth. We confess to you that we often rush into this day with little or no thought about what we are doing. We enter your worship without considering you and without preparing to meet with you. Please forgive us for treating this activity with little care. Please forgive us for treating as common that which you say is holy. By your Spirit, please help us to honor and adore you today as you speak to us through your Word read and proclaimed. We ask and pray these things in the name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Gen. 2:1-3; Is. 58