(an acrostic prayer)
Unto You, our dear Father, we come to seek Your face in Your word and in the enlightening of Your Holy Spirit as we bow in worship and adoration this morning.
Nearer to You we would draw today, O Lord. We need to know Your presence. You have promised in Your word that if we draw near to You that You would be there near us. We praise You for Your promises.
In Your presence we ask for forgiveness of our sins, O God. We are aware that we have been stained by the sins of this world and we ask for the cleansing that only You can give. We ask You, once again, to make us white as wool through the cleansing power of Your blood shed for us on Calvary’s hill.
Teach us to be love, joy, peace, patience, self-control, good, kind, faithful and gentle as we walk the path You have given to us to walk. Help us to see the people who You put in our path and be You to them.
You, O God, are to be praised and lifted up in our lives and in our witness daily for You. May we live as You would have us to live and be united in our love for You as we live and breathe and work for You in Your kingdom here in this place and to the uttermost parts of this world and also to the uttermost parts of our hearts and minds.