Dear Lord, Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, we come before You this Sunday morning with hearts full of gratitude and praise. We thank You for the gift of a new day and the opportunity to worship You and glorify Your name.
This Sunday, we pray that You will bless the worship services and use them to bring Your people closer to You. We pray that Your word will be inspired by Your Holy Spirit and will lead Your people to repentance and bring them closer to You.
We ask that You would guide us in Your truth and teach us Your ways, so that we may walk in Your path and serve You with all our hearts. We ask for Your wisdom and discernment as we navigate the challenges and joys of this life.
We lift up to You those who are in need of Your healing touch – those who are sick, those who are lonely, and those who are struggling. We ask that You would be with them and comfort them, and use us as Your instruments of love and compassion.
We ask all of these in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Suggested Bible Readings
Psalm 119:105 ESV
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.
Colossians 3:16 ESV
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
John 14:27 ESV
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.