Dearest, great and gracious heavenly Father,
We thank You for the morning You have especially set aside to honor, worship, praise and glorify You. We thank You for Your mercies, which are new every morning. We thank You for this day when the people of Your way are privileged to assemble together in unison to sing to You, to pray, to hear from Your holy Word as well as the message to be delivered by Your anointed servant.
We just lift up to You each and every person leading in song and music. We lift up to You every prayer to be prayed, every supplication made, every petition offered. We ask You to bless the reading of Your holy Scripture. We lift up to You each and every minister involved in any way in the service of worship, especially the one whom You have appointed to deliver Your admonition and exhortation to Your people.
Please, dearest Father, pour out Your Holy Spirit in abundance and power, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and in so doing, fill every heart and mind with love and joy and peace; with new knowledge, wisdom and renewed discernment; with charity, compassion and passion for Christ. Oh, let no one leave without having felt Your powerful, loving presence, and may You be exalted and glorified in all, by all!
Through Jesus the Christ, Your only Son, our Lord and only Savior. Amen.