Gracious Father, we bless You. Thank You for being the King of Glory. Thank You for being our Father, Redeemer, Shepherd and King. Thank You for reconciling us back to You through Your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are thankful to You for the Holy Spirit who is the promised Advocate who empowers us to be effective witnesses to Your Kingdom here on earth. Thank You for loving us and watching over us. Lord, let all that we are praise You. We will praise You as long as we live. We will sing Your praises with our dying breath. Our hope is in You, the Lord, our God. You created heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. You keep every promise forever. We stand amazed at how awesome You are!
Awesome Father, today, we revere and honor You. You are our God and we submit our loyalty and adoration to You. You are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. You existed before time and created everything that exists. Lord, only You have held the ocean in Your hand. You measured off the heavens with Your fingers and You know how much the earth weighs! You are truly amazing! Father, all nations of the world are but a drop in the bucket to You. They are nothing more than dust on the scales. You pick up the whole earth as though it were a grain of sand! Lord, You sit above the circle of the earth, the people below are like grasshoppers to You. You spread out the heavens like a curtain and make Your tent from them. When we look up at the sky, we know that You created every star that we see. You bring them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of Your great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing. Lord, You are the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. You never grow weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of Your understanding. You are good to everyone and shower compassion on all of Your creation.
Take a moment and reflect on God’s presence in your life. Now, write down three things that You are grateful to Him for and begin to praise Him:
Glorious Father, please let Your ears always be attentive to our prayers. Holy Spirit, continue to teach us how to love You, Jesus, our Brother, and our Father, God. Please touch the hearts of those who do not adore the Lord, and help them to love Him with all their hearts, souls, and strength. Please remind each of us of the many things that God does for us daily and help us to spend more time in praise and adoration. Help us to be a thankful congregation who reflects the glory of God by the way we live our lives. Holy Spirit, help us to always be mindful of Your presence in our daily lives and help us to be quick to respond when You quicken us to action.
Caring Father, forgive us for sins of pride, rebellion, disobedience, selfishness, hatred, and idolatry. Lord, forgive us for half-hearted worship. Forgive us for disrespecting Your Name and treating You irreverently. Forgive those who choose to not bless and honor You during Your feasts, which are Your special times of celebration. Forgive those of us who are parents for not teaching our children to revere and adore You. Lord Jesus, forgive those who take Your sacrifice for granted. Holy Spirit, forgive those who do not acknowledge You or Your presence in their daily lives. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.
Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God, the Almighty. Just and true are Your ways, O King of the nations. Who will not fear You and glorify Your Name? You alone are holy! All nations will come and worship before You, for Your righteous deeds have been revealed. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.