Prayer: Our blessed God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we praise your Name today because you have granted us rest and prepared us for worship on the Lord’s Day. We thank you that you have given to us one day in seven in which we can gather with your people to worship you. You alone are worthy of being praised and adored. You have revealed yourself through creation, and each day we behold your beauty and know it comes from your hands as you have told us in your Word. We are humbled at your majesty as we see the sunrise and sunset each day. Indeed, you have made these things so that all the earth will praise you.

We confess to you our weaknesses and shortcomings. There is not a day that goes by that we do not sin in thought, word, and deed. We violate your law with our actions and words. We sometimes use our words unwisely. We allow coarse jesting to creep into our conversations. We do not measure carefully the things that we say. We pray that you would forgive us and help us to erect a sentry over our mouths. 

We ask that you would be glorified in all that we do today. May you be honored and worshiped as you people gather to adore you. We pray in Christs’ Name. Amen.

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