(an acrostic prayer)
God our Father, we come in humble adoration to worship You in this place given to You as a symbol of our love for You!
Order our lives in the correct pattern that You have chosen for each of us, Father. Strip away the excesses of our lives and make us again in Your image.
Distinguish us from the ways of this world as we strive to live for You in ways that are true and plain, dear God.
Turn us from the sirens of this world’s pleasures to the truth that You and Your word whispers in Your still small voice, dear Lord.
Hear our prayer today, Father, and visit us with Your Holy Spirit as you forgive and rain Your mercy on us.
Establish the work of our hands, O God. May we be Your hands, Your feet and Your voice in Your kingdom’s work today.
Fade the stain that this world’s temptations have left on us so that the world may see us as different in Your love, O God.
Affix Your countenance on us, Father. Help us to walk in the light of Your face as we live our lives today.
Temper Your judgement of us through the shed blood of Your Son, Jesus, Christ, so that we may stand in Your presence, Father.
Heal our brokenness with the touch of Your Spirit’s presence, Father. We are without hope with Your presence, O Lord.
Enter now into our worship to hear, to see, to enjoy Your children today, Father. May our worship be pleasing in Your sight.
Remove whatever is hindering our worship, Father; be it pride, be it laziness, be it inattention. We long to know You in worship today.
We pray in the name of the one who shows us the Father, even Jesus, the Christ. Amen!
The Path Continues…