As we anticipate this coming Lord’s Day, may we, your people, come before you humbly and submissively. May we recognize our dependency upon You in every area of our lives. Thank You for your church and Your churches. Thank You for calling us to assemble as Your people in local churches so that You can minister to us through the means of grace You have ordained. Help our posture to be one of reverence and awe. Help us magnify your holy and awesome name.
We ask that you would pour out Your grace upon us. We thank You for the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We thank You for Your Spirit that applies this gospel to our hearts. Please fill our hearts with Your peace and joy and hope. Please continue this sanctifying work in our souls. Please show us more of Your greatness and glory.
May we hear in the preaching and teaching not the lofty speech and wisdom of man, but the proclamation and explanation of Your Word. May we glory in the cross of Christ. May we be taught and exhorted and warned and encouraged. May we receive Your Word; may we welcome it truly as the Word of God that effectually works in us.
Bless our fellowship and help us to encourage one another in the most holy faith. Hear our prayers and may we embrace Your answers as You respond to us according to Your good and sovereign purposes. May we know the special presence of Christ as we partake of the Lord’s Supper.
Father, accept our thanksgiving for who You are and for what You do. We know that all Your ways are perfect. We know that You are great and greatly to be praised. Your greatness is truly unsearchable. Please be merciful to us and bless us and make Your face to shine upon us, in a special way even this Lord’s day. To You be honor and glory forever and ever.