Prayer: Glorious Father in heaven, we bow before your throne today, thankful that this is the day that you have made. You have provided another Lord's Day in which your people gather to praise you and to hear from you as your Word is read and proclaimed. Forgive us, Father, for not keeping the Sabbath as you have commanded. We are grateful that you have given your people a snapshot of the eternal rest that you have made available to all those who love you.
Be gracious to us today and rend the heavens and come down and meet with your people. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we long to meet with you today. Help us to praise you and to adore you and to hear you when you speak. We ask these things in Christs' Name. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Gen. 2:1-3; Ex. 20; Heb. 4