CALL TO WORSHIP – Revelation 5:12b-13
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” (ESV)
PRAYER OF ADORATION
To you, and you alone, we lift up our souls. Not because you need us to do so. We praise you for you need nothing.
You don’t depend on anything for your existence. You don’t need bread or water. You don’t need oxygen or an atmosphere. As creatures who are wholly dependent upon you, we marvel that you are self-existent and self-sufficient.
Father, Son & Spirit, we recognize that you don’t need us. You weren’t lonely without us. We praise you that for all eternity you have been giving yourselves to one another in perfect divine love and fellowship.
Lord God, the fact that you did not need to create us yet freely chose to do so reminds us of how bursting with love you are.
We stand in awe that you choose to delight in us and rejoice over us. We praise your great name for you have set that name upon us as your sons and daughters.
We present ourselves to you as living sacrifices. Father, we offer our words and thoughts, our actions and attitudes, our sitting and our standing, waking and sleeping to you in praise.
We worship you, Father, through Jesus Christ the Son who rules and reigns with you and the Spirit. One God. World without end, and Amen.