(an acrostic prayer)
Sovereign Lord, Eternal God, our Heavenly Father, all glory and praise be to you as we come to worship You today.
Pour out Your mercy, grace, and love anew on Your people who wait here in Your presence, O Lord.
Infill our hearts and refresh our minds with the words of Your scripture interpreted by Your Holy Spirit, Father.
Remake us in the image of Your Son, Jesus, O Father, that we may commune as one people with You, today.
Image us with Your grace, O God, until we are known as Yours in this world. May the world come to know You as they know us!
Tether us close to You as we worship today, Father. We need to feel You close and abiding with us, Your children.
Wake us to Your will for us, here in this place, and as we spill out on the path that You have for each of us, O Father.
Accept our pleas for forgiveness, dear Lord, as we confess our sins and lean into Your mercy, just now.
Lead us no into temptation, Father. May our minds be renewed in Your grace and settled by Your Spirit.
Kindle a new spirit within us that overflows with love for one another in Your peace and love.
Instruct us from Your Word today as it is broken for us and feed us on Your truth, O God.
Newness of Life in Your Spirit, dear God, we long to be new and to be more like Your son, Jesus.
Goodness and mercy are available from You, Father. We claim Your promises in Your Word and by Your Spirit living in us.
We pray in the name of Jesus, Your Son. Amen!
The Path Continues…