I Will Prepare For Worship

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The following was originally posted at thomranier.com 

 

I Will Prepare for Worship

This weekend I will attend my church’s worship service.

I will prepare for that corporate worship event;

I will not take the moments lightly.

I will see it as a precious time to gather with brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

I will prepare for worship.

I will ask God to prepare my own heart.

I will ask Him to help me hear God’s Word clearly.

I will ask Him to speak to me that I might be changed.

 

I will prepare for worship.

I pray that I will not be distracted by my own preferences:

By the style of music; the length of the sermon; the place where I sit;

Or anything that would cause me to focus on me instead of God.

 

I will prepare for worship.

I will pray for my pastor that the sermon will be anointed.

I will pray for strength for my pastor,

And for encouragement in a world that often offers little.

 

I will prepare for worship.

I will pray for other leaders in the church,

Leaders often unnoticed and unappreciated,

And specifically for those who sacrificially care for our children in the services.

 

I will prepare for worship.

I will pray that I will hear God’s voice in the music, in the prayers,

And in every moment we gather as a body of believers,

United in heart, focus, and purpose.

 

I will prepare for worship.

I will pray with my family before we leave to go the church service.

I will also pray alone for the services before we leave,

Even if it’s only for a few minutes.

 

I will prepare for worship,

As I see fellow believers enter to worship together,

I will pray for them and their families,

And I will pray for their own hearts of worship.

 

I will prepare for worship.

I understand I am blessed to be able to gather,

Because I know that many Christians around the world

Are being persecuted and banned from such times.

 

I will prepare for worship.

I pray I will understand that it is a foretaste of heaven,

And that I will never take such times for granted,

I pray I will truly rejoice in the house of the Lord.

 

I will prepare for worship.

Thank you, God, for your grace.

Thank you, God, for you goodness.

And for allowing me these precious moments to gather to worship You.

 

I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”

—Psalm 122:1 (HCSB)

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