CALL TO WORSHIP – Revelation 4:8b, 11
Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,
who was and is and is to come!
11 “Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they existed and were created.”
PRAYER OF ADORATION
Glorious and Gracious Father,
We come to worship in your presence because you have commanded us to appear before you. We come, as well because have placed our faith in the blood of Jesus Christ, your Messiah.
We do not stand in your presence based on our own work or merit, but solely based on the cleansing and purifying work of your Son, Jesus Christ.
Father, we recognize that you have made us, and we have not made ourselves. You formed our bodies, and they are fearfully and wonderfully made. All of our days were written in your book before we had taken a single breath. You are the potter, and we are the clay.
You have been our shepherd all our life to this very day. Because you love us, and your eye is fixed on us you have kept us close to you. Even though our sins threaten to separate us, your loving kindness is steadfast towards us, and your mercies are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness, O God.
You speak and it comes to pass. You command and it is done. All authority is yours in heaven and on earth. Some trust in chariots and some trust in horses, some in governors and some in presidents, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
So, all glory to you Father, through Christ the Son who rules and reigns with you and the Spirit. One God, world without end. Amen.