Prayer: Our great God in heaven, we bless your name today because you have called us apart and placed your name upon your people. We thank you for adopting us as sons and daughters due to the work of our elder brother, the Lord Jesus Christ. We are thankful that you have given us another Lord’s Day that reminds us of that which awaits those who love you. We desire to praise your name as we gather with other brothers and sisters. We desire more zeal for your Word and a greater hungering and thirsting for righteousness. Please help us, Father. Give to us what you command by granting the promised Holy Spirit that we may worship you with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. We pray this in the name of Christ. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: 1 Peter 1:13-21; 2:9-10; Heb. 2:11; Isaiah 58; Matt. 5:6