Prayer: Our glorious and majestic God in heaven, we are thankful that you have brought us to another Lord's Day when we are able to gather, as your people and with your people, to worship and adore you. We long to "make a joyful noise" to you as we worship. We desire to serve you out of hearts that love and adore you. We delight to come into your presence and sing songs with joy in our hearts for all that you have done for us. We thank that you are our God, and we are your people. Thus, you care for us as a shepherd cares for his flock. You watch over us. You guide us. You cause us to drink deeply from living water.
Help us, today, to enter our places of worship with thanksgiving in our hearts and on our lips. May we praise you as the angels do in heaven and bless your holy Name in the gathering and company of your people. We thank you that you are good and righteous and holy. We praise you for your steadfast love. We rely on your eternal faithfulness to us. We pray this in the name of Christ, our Lord, and Savior. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Psa. 100; Psa. 23