Let us prepare to worship God on this Sabbath Day…
Almighty and holy God,
worship is what we are about. The only question is who or what do we worship. Too often it is anything or anyone but You. There are activities that take place on Sunday. There is recovering from a late Saturday night. There is laziness. There is complacency. There is ______. My point? We make all kinds of excuses to make worship what we want it to be and when, instead of putting You center stage.
As worshipers we are not the audience; waiting to be entertained. You, oh God, are the audience; waiting to be worshiped.
Oh how we have failed at bringing the glory due Your name.
Oh how we have failed to honor Your holy name.
Oh how we have failed to bring all that we are for all that we are comes from You.
Oh God, how we have fallen short.
May our hearts be turned towards You, for it is from You that we have Life; for Jesus was sent to die and rise that our sins would be forgiven and that we may live forever with You.
So therefore YOU are worthy of worship. YOU are worthy of praise.
Send You Spirit, oh God, to convict our spirits this morning and everyday. May we turn aside from those things and people we so easily worship instead of You and may we cling to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
You are an awesome God. May You be praised always and forever. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Blessings to you as you worship and serve our awesome God.
The Pastor -|—