As we gather on this Sunday morning, we come before You with hearts full of gratitude and praise. Thank You for the gift of this new day and the opportunity to worship You in spirit and in truth.
We ask for Your grace and strength as we seek to serve You and follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Help us to be obedient to Your Word and to share the good news of the gospel with those around us.
We pray for those who are hurting and in need, for those who are struggling with illness or hardship. Please bring them comfort and hope, and use us as Your instruments of love and compassion.
We thank You for the gifts of Your Holy Spirit and for the fellowship of Your people. May we grow closer to You and to one another as we worship and serve together.
We pray all of this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Suggested Bible Readings
Psalm 118:24 ESV
This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Matthew 22:37-39 ESV
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
James 1:2-4 ESV
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.