(an acrostic prayer)
Precious Lord and Savior, God of creation, Holy Spirit among us, we come to worship in praise to You today.
Remember us, Your children, as we humble ourselves, such as we can, in Your presence, in this place, O God.
Empty us of our sinful pride and fill us with Your mercy and grace that we may be useful in Your kingdom, O God.
Free our minds just now that we might hear and understand Your Word for us in this place today.
Enliven our spirits with the presence of Your Holy Spirit this day that we might be known as Yours, Father.
Remove the guilt and stain of our sins today, O God, that we may truly worship You in spirit and truth.
Open the windows of heaven and hear Your children as we offer praises and adoration to You, dear God.
Notion us with the thoughts of grace, mercy, joy and love as we read Your word to prefer one another over ourselves, dear Lord.
Eternally we want to be like You, Father. Help us to realize that You are God and we are not.
Accept our repentance today from those sins that easily beset us, Father. For We cannot make it on our own.
Nudge us from our thrones to help us see others and their interests over and above our own desires.
Over and above our wants, and desires may we allow Your Spirit to lead, guide, comfort and keep us in Your will, dear God.
Take away our selfish attitudes and help us to have the mind of Jesus Christ, Your Son and our Savior.
Heal our brokenness, Father. We are undone and have no other hope except You.
Encircle us with Your merciful hands and protect us from the evil one today, dear Father.
Receive this our prayer today, O God. Hear Your children. Remake us in body, mind and spirit in Your likeness as we worship You today! We thank You, Father.
In the name of the one who preferred us above his own life, even Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen!
The Path Continues…