Nearer to you, O God, we seek to come nearer to you today as we worship.
Even as we come, Father, we ask for cleansing and forgiveness.
Venturing in from the world in which we live, we acknowledge our need of you.
Enable us to see you anew today, open our eyes, Lord, remove the worldly shades that block your view.
Return us to your path and help us to remember that you have walked it before us and will walk it again with us.
Grant us courage to continue in the call you have given to each of us as your children.
Initiate in us a spirit of stick-to-it-tiveness that helps us to never give up our walk with you.
Vision us, Lord, with your eyes that we may see you and our neighbor, and our family, and our friends as you see them.
Enlighten us, Lord, through your Holy Spirit, to see and know your will for our lives.
Use us, Lord, yes, even us, to bring about your kingdom here in this place.
Prepare us for your glory that the world may know You through us.
Even so, Lord, come quickly. In Jesus’ name and in your will we pray. Amen.
The Path Continues…