From the Heart ~ An Opening Prayer

Join me in preparing your heart for worship. Let’s pray…

From within the depths of our hearts,
we worship You, oh God.
It is from our heart that we cry out to You.
It is from the heart that we raise our prayers to You.
It is from the heart that we offer our praise and thanks to you.
Oh God,
You are our salvation.
You are our life.
But it baffles me,
oh God,
that You would show mercy to sinners such as us.
For we are
 and faithless.
We are lovers of this world;
lovers of our lives,
but You, oh God,
are the lover of our souls through Jesus Christ.

And so I appeal to You to send Your Spirit to those who do not know you;
to soften the hearts of those who would hold grudges,
and to embolden those who would hold back from serving you.
Receive our praise,
hear our prayers,
speak to us through Your holy Word.
In Jesus name I pray,

May your worship this morning be authentic and from the heart for God is worthy of nothing less.

The Pastor -|—