Prayer: Grant almighty God that we, as your redeemed people who have been called out of darkness into your marvelous light, would gather today with a hunger and thirst to hear your Word as it is preached. Be pleased, holy Father, to grant through your eternal Spirit that we would sing with joy in our hearts and express with our voices your greatness and glory. Please forgive us for those cold affections that keep our hearts from truly worshipping you as you command and deserve. Please forgive us for our casual and common approach to those things that are holy. Forgive us for not approaching your worship as vital to our spiritual well-being. We thank you for giving us the Lord’s Day as a picture of our eternal rest. We thank you that it fans into flame a greater desire to see the coming of our Lord. Therefore, we pray, come quickly, Lord Jesus.
We pray on this Lord’s Day that you will bless your worship and the gathering of your church. May you bring great glory to your name despite the weakness of your people. We pray for your glory to descend and inhabit the praises of your people. May you, the only God, rend the heavens and come down and meet with us we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: 1 Pet. 2:9; Is. 42:10; Rev. 22:20; Is. 64:1