(An Invocation Prayer)
As we stand before You, O God, in Your presence, to invoke Your blessings on this service of worship, evoke in us, dear Lord, the sense of why we come together to worship You. Help us to know that we come to give ourselves to You, O Lord. All of the gifts that You so freely have given to us, we willingly lay at Your altar and seek Your face.
Evoke in us that sense of awe and majesty that Your people have expressed over the years when they have met You in worship, O God. Help us to express our love for You in praise and joy as we sing and pray and proclaim Your birth.
Evoke in us the willingness to be still and know that You are our God and that we are Your people. Help us to know the ‘Why’ of our worship today, O Lord.
In the name of the one who showed us the ‘Why’ of worship, even Jesus Christ, Amen.
The Path Continues…